The Art of Humility

“Arrogance – offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.”[1]

Psalm 138:6 – “For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.” (NASB)

 Matthew 23:12 – “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” (NASB)

 James 4:6 – “But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” (NASB)

Humility is an art. “Once you think you have it, you don’t or you wouldn’t think you did.”[2] Those who do it best, don’t know it. It’s not easy to keep a level head.

Daily routine blinds us. Over time we start to believe we‘re in control. We get comfortable, then we get cocky.

Take a moment. Read the verses above one more time. Are you in need of humility today? I am. If you can relate, maybe you’ll want to answer these questions.

Who saved you?

 Who holds everything together?

 What would happen to you if He removed His watchful eye from your life?

 Who is more worthy of praise: you or He?

 Who has done more for you than Christ?

 Why have you made it this far in your life?

 I think we know the honest answers. I think we know our place. Thank God for His grace today, and ask Him to keep you humble.

“Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.”[3]

[1] http://www.dictionary.com/browse/arrogance

[2] Max Lucado, Traveling Light (Nashville , TN: W Publishing Group., 2001), 71.

[3] https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/f/francisofa753011.html?src=t_humility

 

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