A Fresh Take on 'The Acts or Offices of Humility'

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.
— 1 Peter 5:6-7

On this week's Dayton Women in the Word podcast, we had the privilege of hearing from our friend, Linda Martin. During the episode, Linda mentions how much wisdom she gleaned from studying The Acts or Offices of Humility, a work written by Reverend Jeremy Taylor in 1856. After reading, she decided to paraphrase it in her own words from the original old English so she could understand it better and share it with others. In preparing the episode to air, Jillian requested a copy to share with us here on the DWITW blog. 

Linda responded, "I searched high and low and couldn't find my original translation so I re-did it. What a pleasure to be reminded of these most challenging exhortations! I feel that God did not want me to find my original but wanted me to study these again. They are so convicting! But so thankful for God's grace through Jesus; that he does not hold our sin against us or repay us accordingly! Truly, this list is only for those who are in Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The world would be outraged by it since it clearly doesn't promote "self-esteem".

We are praying that these practices become our own. We hope you will read and ask the Lord to humble you as He is humbling us!

Click to download and read the PDF of Linda's translation here