Biblical worship is rooted in humility


Biblical worship is rooted in humility. Humility is simply being aware of your limited strengths and gifting in light of the greatness of God. Charles Hodge said, “Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God.” There is nothing we possess that did not come through grace. Pride exalts gifts above the Giver, and distorts evidences of grace into entitlement. The psalmist says, “In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, ‘There is no God’” (Ps. 10:4). The prideful man is one who “does not seek him” and his heart refuses the presence of God. Humbleness of heart is nonnegotiable for worship leaders.

Matt Boswell, Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.