in his first epistle tells us that God: “resisteth the proud, and giveth grace
to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5; KJV). To walk in humility and have a humble heart
are cardinal virtues of the Christian. We are commanded to humble ourselves
before God. (1 Peter 5:6)
is our greatest example of one humbled before God the Father. Jesus gave up the
privileges of the God head to come to earth as a man and humbled himself to the
point of death on a cross (Phil 2:5-9). Notice that as a result of Jesus
humility God was able to exalt him. God will also exalt the man or woman that
will humble them self before God. (1 Peter 5:6)
does it mean to be humble, to walk in humility? The words mean to make low, to
be modest, to see ourselves as small and limited without God but able to do all
things with God’s help (Phil 4:13). Perhaps the most significant part of the
meaning of these words is that we need to be submitted to God and teachable.
we teachable? Can God address us in any area of our lives? To be teachable is
not just to be a good listener but it is to allow the word of God to convict
and change us and to be obedient.
teachability will determine how far we progress in our Christian walk, how much
God can work in us, through us and for us. We are nothing without God. We need
to humble ourselves and allow God to change us so we can be all he wants us to
be. That’s the God kind of life. Pass this on.