As I continue to read "Humility, True Greatness" it seems Mahaney is moving to some practical ideas to battle pride and pursue humility. It's always touchy to talk about practicality because it's easy to focus on the doing instead of the being. He does a great job avoiding moralistic rules by continuing to focus on God's grace and motivation even in the midst of some practical application.
One idea that really resonated with me today was the idea of staying focused on the cross. How can I become arrogant when I think about what my sin did to God? The last couple of days I've been preparing to talk to our students about the mystery of the Lord's Supper. The Lord's supper is an important way for us to remember and focus on what Jesus did for us on the cross.
Listen to what John Stott says...
"Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross. All of us have inflated views of ourselves, especially in self righteousness, until we have visited a place called Calvary"
When is the last time you meditated on the cross? When is the last time you participated in the Lords Supper and truly remembered what he did on your behalf?
May we be people who live at the foot of the cross, remembering what Jesus did and why he did it.