Mazak on Humility

This message by Pastor Greg Mazak addresses humility from Philippians 2, demonstrating that the kenosis passage was written by Paul with an eye on local church unity. It’s typical Mazak, which is a great thing. Here’s a quotation I’ll remember:

“Humility is having a low opinion of your own opinion.”

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2 Responses

  1. Actually, I don’t like that definition at all. I’d say it has little to do with our own opinion of ourself, but rather in light of Christ – His relationship to us and His opinion of us as Pre-eminent. Our humility should come from our relationship to Christ and not from our relationship to ourselves. Realizing Christ’s grace and mercy in light of our sinfulness, but also learning to walk and live in that grace and mercy – thought of ones-self not too lowly or not too highly.

  2. Brian,

    I may agree with you, although I don’t know what you mean with “His opinion of us as Pre-eminent.” Humility has more to do with your awareness of Christ than an awareness of self. It’s forgetting yourself because your thoughts are taken with Christ and others, not berating yourself.

    However, Mazak was working from Philippians 2:1-4 and 14, which is dealing specifically with relationships in the local church. I don’t disagree at all with what he expressed in the message. In fact, our churches could use more people who aren’t so impressed with their own opinions.

    Anyway, he was really making an application, not giving a technical definition.

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