WALK WITH HUMILITY
I do not know how many times I have written about humility in these devotions. We cannot do anything for the Lord unless we humble ourselves. We cannot serve with arrogance but must always live and walk with humility. For some, this is hard to do because if we are honest, we let honors and position titles go to our head. We must practice, work at and discipline ourselves to be humble. The words I have on my desk are worth repeating, for they remind me every day of what God is calling me to do. Stay humble. Work hard. Be kind. So, once again, I am not being self-righteous or judgmental. I am trying to live by these words that are, and they are, for us all. Philippians 2:3 is our scripture text.
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.”
Paul speaks of the need to have the attitude of Christ. Be humble, Paul writes. Allow God to use you. He writes, do not look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others. In this chapter, he indicates that God gave him this divine and humble position as a slave. Christ humbled himself as a criminal on the cross. This is Jesus’ attitude, and we should all have this attitude. Prayerfully, you are walking with humility.