The Greatest Man in the World

Men of Yesterday

The greatest man in the world is he who is most like the Savior of men; who lays all his honors, gifts and attainments at the feet of Jesus, and gives him all the glory. It is he who abounds in all goodness, purity and godly fear. It is he whose soul is moved at the wretchedness of mankind, and is only concerned to see men redeemed and God glorified through Jesus Christ. It is he who has the least taste, and is least attracted by the things admired and pursued by the giddy, gay, ungodly world of mankind, while he glories in the Lord.

—Walter Scott


The above post is an excerpt from the book, Men of Yesterday: A Series of Character Sketches of Prominent Men Among the Disciples of Christ by Thomas W. Grafton. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

The Root of the Problem: Chapter 7 – Arrogance (Excerpt)

The Root of the Problem (cover)Arrogance leads us to think that we cannot fall. In this study, we have been looking at how we can overcome sin with the understanding that we are capable of doing so. What if we are successful in giving up sin? Can we let our guard down? Should we boast that we have overcome sin and will never fall again? Certainly not. Even if one gives up sin, the possibility to sin again remains.

“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12).

Even after we repent and put away sin from our lives, we must be diligent to keep it out. If we begin thinking of our accomplishments – and repentance is an accomplishment, for many people fail in doing it – we risk ignoring the threat of sin and temptation.

You can read more about overcoming arrogance and learning humility in The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!