LIVE A HUMBLE LIFE
Today’s devotion calls God’s people to live a humble life. Let me put a disclaimer, before more words are written. Humility cannot be confused with meekness. Far too often, we equate humility with weakness. The Lord wants us to remain humble, not arrogant, boastful or proud. We are to walk and live with humility. It is hard to find humble people today. I believe that humility is something we need to work on by disciplining ourselves and not becoming top heavy. This is especially true that when God blesses us we do not brag, but we acknowledge God’s goodness by giving thanks and remaining humble. It is easier to be humble when you lack many material blessings. However, it is hard to be humble when God abundantly blesses you. Regardless if we have little or much, the need to be humble is real. Ephesians 4:2 is our scriptural reference today:
“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”
In this passage, we see the virtues of humility. This is how the King James Version records these words. Loneliness and meekness, longsuffering and bearing one another in love. Paul clearly identifies the virtues of humility. These Christian virtues do not mean lowering the standards of the justice of right or wrong, it is the ability to forgive one another, be kind to another and love one another. Paul writes that these qualities are of those who have given their life to Christ. Any good deeds done are to be done with a sense of humility. It takes humility to forgive and to love. Prayerfully, you are a truly humble believer that honors God by the love and kindness that you show to His people.