Since we have been considering Micah 6:8, how does one walk with humility? Jesus told us in Matthew 11:28 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” He describes himself as humble. As we desire to grow more and more like Jesus so we too should strive to be humble. I found a few scriptures that describe a humble person for us to think about.
Proverbs 27:2 “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth, someone else and not your own lips.” Jesus did not brag on himself. He spoke of himself truthfully. He did not try to convince other of His greatness or the greatness of His works. His Words and Works stood for themselves. We likewise do not need to brag, or seek adulation for what we have done. God knows and will reward us. His praise is far better than mans!
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Jesus came to seek and to save. He did not come seeking glory or the praise of men. He considered himself a servant even though He was greater than all He served. Do I do things out of selfish ambition or simply for self gain? Where are my motives truly placed? If I am a leader, am I a servant leader?
1 Peter 5:5 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time.” Jesus totally submitted to God’s plan and went to the cross. He was lifted up for you and for me at the hand of the Father. Am I submitting to what God wants for me or am I rebelling and desiring to do things my way?
Let humility be your food for thought today. Join me in looking at our motives, our words, and our actions and reviewing them in the light of Jesus.
Prayer: Father, show me your ways today. Keep words of boasting out of my mouth and help me to examine my motives. Give me the ability to submit to your will with grace and joy. Guard my steps today that I may walk with Jesus all the way. Amen.
I need to remember this quote by the famous theologian C.S Lewis as I walk with Jesus today,