KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:28 KJV” Then said Jesus unto them, when ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things”.
We learnt from our previous study that our Lord Jesus was absolutely dedicated to the Father in perfect humility. Humility led Him to experience the most humiliating moment of His life on earth, yet, it sent Him to the highest height of glory. The bible said because of what He did, God likewise has given him a name which is above every name. Philipp 2:11.
What is in humility that endears so much of God’s approval and exaltation of the humble man.? Humility is a practical way of declaring that God is God and that, you are totally surrendered and submitted to Him.
Humility is also a form of giving worship unto God. Worship has the idea in Hebrew, to bow down or to prostrate before the Father Ps 95:6. This is what attracts the Lord God to arise to show His approval for such person.
Pride is not just an isolated action of an individual, or something that is remote from God, but a direct rebellion against the very throne of God. God opposes the proud with the greatest fury and an outright dislike
All men, whether religious or not are dependant on God, and therefore are accountable to Him.
It is only to your advantage to be humble and receive God’s full approval and blessings. The question about who is fitting to be used of God is rooted in whether the person is truly humble or not.
GOD, USES ONLY HUMBLE VESSELS In God’s eyes the humble man is the one who trembles at the word of God. Humility as a way of submission to God also shows dependence on God. Humility gives faith in God the grounds or right to stay in the heart of an individual. Faith is a decision of an individual to accept or yield to the word. That act of yielding to God is humility.
Humility is simply one’s positive disposition towards God.
Humility has nothing to do with whether a person is an introvert or an extrovert. It is all about how prepared one is ready to yield to God, irrespective of the cost, danger or rewards. God also cherishes dearly a man with a humble heart. He will always lift such a person into significance or make special provisions for him.
A humble attitude toward men is always a result of true humility towards God. A man who is not humble towards God cannot be humble towards his fellow men.
Thank you, father, for the Holy Spirit. Fill my heart with a great sense of submission and fear for thee, Help me to act always with one motive that is to please you alone
THOUGHT: IT APPEARS FOOLISH TO ACT, HUMBLY, YET YOU WILL STAND OUT GLORIFIED IN THE END
Prov 15:33 KJV “The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”
Prov 22:4 KJV By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.