A DOSE OF GOSPEL-HUMILITY.

I’ve just been tipped on to a ministry, based in the UK, that provides gospel-saturated resources at a great price.  The ministry is called “10ofThose”, and you can look them up at 10ofthose.com.  Here’s the rundown:

10ofThose is a limited company. We are not a charity, and we do not look for donations to subsidise our work. We do however operate slightly differently to many other companies.

None of the Directors take dividends from the profits made at 10ofThose. Instead, these are put to use in distributing more resources across the world, either through 10ofThose or other organisations that seek to distribute resources that hold to our Basis of Faith. People often ask how are we able to sell resources so cheaply compared to other outlets. The simple answer is two fold:

We buy our stock in bulk to get better prices and we pass that onto you, the customer. We are also passionate about getting more resources out there and used, so instead of making lots of money on each item we discount as much as we can.

So we are a business, but we are in business to do ministry.

If you have any questions or queries please contact us here.

(taken from 10ofthose.com)

They’ve just released a new little book by Tim Keller titled, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfullness: The Path to True Christian Joy.  This brief volume is classic Keller…pointed, practical, gospel-rich, and Christ-exalting.

Working my way through the book last night, I came across a helpful section where Keller engages Lewis on the topic of “gospel-humility”.

Keller writes:

C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel-humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person, Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble.  They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.

Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. Not needing to connect things with myself. It is an end to thoughts such as, ‘I’m in this room with these people, does that make me look good? Do I want to be here?’ True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self-forgetfulness brings.

True gospel-humility means an ego that is not puffed up but filled up. This is totally unique. Are we talking about high self-esteem? No. So is it low self-esteem? Certainly not. It is not about self-esteem. Paul simply refuses to play that game. He says ‘I don’t care about your opinion but, I don’t care that much about my opinion’ – and that is the secret. A truly gospel-humble person is not a self-hating person or a self-loving person, but a gospel-humble person. The truly gospel-humble person is a self-forgetful person whose ego is just like his or her toes. It just works. It does not draw attention to itself. The toes just work; the ego just works. Neither draws attention to itself. (emphasis mine)

CLICK HERE for more info on The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

*The publisher, at no charge, for the purpose of review, provided a copy of the aforementioned title.  I was under no obligation to write a favorable review.

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