There are no many characteristics that are more appreciated by the Lord than humility. Humility screams out to me proper perspective. If I understand my role in life, and the Lord’s role, then I can have proper perspective. He is Lord of All and I simply follow Him. If I can keep that perspective, the Lord is respected and honored. Check out Isaiah’s perspective….This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. So do you think you can build a house for me? Do I need a place to rest? My hand made all things. All things are here because I made them,” says the Lord. “These are the people I am pleased with: those who are not proud or stubborn and who fear my word. (Isaiah 66:1-2 NCV)
I don’t want to be guilty of pretending to be humble. I want to keep proper perspective so that I will be humble. I don’t want to be proud of humility – that is missing the point. The main thing is that the Lord is Lord and I’m His follower. I am what I am because of Who He is and what He has done.
I have nothing to be prideful about when I understand that without Him I am nothing.(Now Moses was very humble. He was the least proud person on earth.) (Numbers 12:3 NCV) Proud people will be ruined, but the humble will be honored. (Proverbs 18:12 NCV)
Humility is a virtue worth cultivating in my heart!Pressing On! Dwayne