James 4:10 (NASB) Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Some food for thought: Humility doesn’t save us, but it can save us a ton of grief. Humility doesn’t change your circumstances, but it helps you submit to God’s purposes no matter what the circumstances. Humility doesn’t speed up answers to prayer, but it accelerates the acceptance of God’s will. At times I get ahead of myself, and think I am in charge of life and its outcomes! How about you?
Humility doesn’t make decisions for you, but it inclines your heart toward decisions consistent with God’s plan and will. Humility doesn’t earn you more of God’s love, but it helps you experience God’s love at a transformational level. For whatever its worth, I know I need humility in my life!
Point to ponder- For these reasons Scripture has a great deal to say on humility:
– Psalm 25:9 says, “God guides and teaches the humble.”
– Psalm 147:6 says, “The Lord sustains the humble.”
– Proverbs 11:2 says, “Wisdom belongs to the humble.”
– Proverbs 22:4 says, “True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.”
– Isaiah 57:15 says that the Lord personally dwells with and refreshes the humble.
– Matthew 23:12 says that the humble with be exalted, and the exalted will be humbled.
– And James 4:6 says that God is gracious to the humble.
Prayer- Father, give us humble hearts that enable us to connect with you. As we approach your throne, I pray that we will do so with an attitude of humility and not entitlement, In Jesus name, Amen.
Pastor James Baker, Jr.