Today, we continue our journey on humility. May God us many Selah, pause and ponder moments for our blessing and benefit and His glory!
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled,
and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
Pride brings a person low,
but the lowly in spirit gain honor. Proverbs 29:23
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above Him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Isaiah 6:1-5
O Heavenly Father, You are gracious, compassionate, loving and kind. We bow before You realizing that You are God, Holy, Righteous, Pure, and Perfect. We bow to give you praise, honor and glory. We thank You for the humility of Jesus who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death even, death on a cross. We bow to ask Your help. Would you so work in our hearts that we too would live lives of humility, dying to self and walking in Your Spirit? Please transform our hearts, stripping them of all pride and self-exaltation. Give us Your heart, a heart of sacrificial love that does nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above ourselves, not looking to our own interests but to the interests of the others. May our lives be Your fragrance in this world. We need Your Spirit and Your Word to teach, empower, convict and lead us in Your righteousness for You are God, our Savior and our hope and joy is in you all the day long. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.