Monday, January 13, 2014

humility

hu·mil·i·ty
(h)yo͞oˈmilitē/
noun

Humility is a word that sounds like it should define someone. It is a noun which means it is not an adjective. Which means that it does not define or describe someone. A noun is a person, place, or thing. That means that if humility is a noun then humility must be a person, place, or thing. But how could humility be a person. The world uses humility as an adjective, the dictionary uses humility as a noun, but the Lord uses humility as a verb. A verb is an action. Like  run, jump, or hide. Well, humility's action word is to be humble.


Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Have you noticed that God never gives a special task to someone who he has not already humbled. Take Moses or Noah for examples. Moses, before God used him to free his people, was a self-righteous, kind of guy who lived with the highest of highest officials, pharoah. He was treated like royalty and you would never think that the man who saved all of isreal would have been a murderer. Well after he did some wrong things and ran away from home, he found himself alone, unwanted, and in a place in his life that was a perfect timing to be humbled.

Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

      Noah on the other hand, was humbled by the rejection, criticism, and mistreating that he was given by all of the people who thought that building a boat in the middle of the dessert was a kook idea. He was humbled by God's grace and set apart from the others (along with his family) and by that obedience, he was saved.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Aren't we all called to God. Aren't we all his children whether we are Christians or not. If so, then verse 14 in 2 Chronicles is a wake up call that we should all humble ourselves and seek our God. We should leave our recent bodies and actions and follow him. We should become new and turn from our evil worldly ways. If we do this, it says at the end of verse 14, God will hear us from heaven and look down upon all of us being humble in his eyes and he will forgive our sins and heal our world to become heaven on earth.

Here are some verses found in His truth that reflect humility and the effects of being humble in God's eyes:
2 Chronicles 12:12 And when he humbled himself the wrath of the LORD turned from him, so as not to make a complete destruction. Moreover, conditions were good in Judah.

Job 22:29 For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly.

Psalms 18:27 For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

Psalms 149: 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. 

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Be Humble.

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