Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Humility is Necessary

"But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." Matthew 23:12(NLT)

Humility is definitely not en vogue these days. Self-promotion has gone to an entirely different level. We've gone beyond the informational "Look at what I'm doing" to the opinionated "Look how great I am." We need to be careful to always let the glory pass through us to God. We are taught in the Bible that promotion comes from God, not from man. All we need to do is our best, and turn the rest over to God's mighty hand. Humility is a result of our realizing that we are nothing without God and can do nothing without the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pride is the enemy of humility. We cannot allow ourselves to take pride in our abilities. Every good and perfect gift comes from God, and He prefers an humble servant. James 4:6(NLT) let's us know that "...God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” I don't know about you, but I need God's favor, not His opposition. Don't worry about recognition; don't worry about exposure. Those things will come as you yield to God's will for your life. He will exalt you if you remain humble; it's a promise!

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