KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:4 (KJV). “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
The Lord’s disciples argued among themselves, about who should be the greatest in heaven? The Lord took a child and said, if anyone would humble himself as a little child, he would be the greatest in heaven.
What is the humility of children?
1.A child does not have any image to protect
2 children are very simple and do not attract anything to themselves
3 Children have pure hearts and just sincere with whatever they do.
Humility is about honoring God and not self.
Humility places a very little regard to self.
Humility places others first. Humility does not regard people’s praise or how right people consider of him but to bless men and to bring glory to God.
Humility seeks to serve others.
Humility seeks God’s interest and not self.
Now God highly honors the humble for the following reasons
1. God’s purposes are achieved through him
2.God honors him because he lives to honor God
3 God honors the humble because he obeys Him
What must one do to maintain a humble attitude?
1.Stop considering how important you are, rather give that to God
2Pray and meditate on the scriptures that talk about humility
3.Be always thankful for everything God does
4.Always admit to yourself that you are a man, and whatever you have and can become comes from God.
5 Speak to yourself not to take any honor for yourself
Thank you, heavenly Father, for all good comes from you. To you alone belongs all power and might and the glory. I am only your instrument to fulfill your purposes. Thank you, Lord,
Proverbs 22:4 (KJV). “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”
Acts 20:19 (KJV). “Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying-in wait of the Jews:”