Do You Carry Humility Wherever Life Takes You?

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. 

– C.S. Lewis

Five years in Canada and I still get that feeling of awe on where I am in my life. My husband and I don’t have tons of money, luxurious properties, nor the latest gadgets. But we have the overwhelming feeling of contentment because we have received a gift – salvation by God’s grace – that is more to what this world can offer. Furthermore, we received this blessing by repenting and humbly asking it from God through Jesus Christ. Additionally, we are striving to walk daily in humility with Christ, asking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Psalm 131. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Psalm 134: Never Cease To Praise God Our Father

Humility Despite Success And Despair

Psalm 131 is the song of the humble and written by David. Furthermore, this chapter has only three verses, like the previous Psalm on yesterday’s devotional. One main characteristic that was noted to be different between King David and the previous king, Saul, was humility. David was a man who sought after God. Further, he was humble enough to know that his position was given to him by God. David was not perfect, but he repented when he falls into temptations. While Saul, who started as a good king, became self-seeking, proud and impenitent until the day he died. 

There are 75 chapters in Psalm that exhibit the humility of David. Moreover, he always went to God in his triumphs and failures. This act of surrender is an example we should all learn from. As believers, we should go to our Heavenly Father in all our ups and downs. 

Humility In Who We Are

Mother Theresa once said, If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. But one should ask first, Who am I? This fundamental question will help us in practicing humility. Our identity is something that we treasure. Moreover, this is what other people groups are fighting for – the expression of their identities. As Christians, we know that our identity is with God. If you are contrary to this, then you better reflect on where your identity lies. 

When you are with God, then you should follow the humility of Jesus Christ. Even when He is God, He knows that His purpose and identity was to be the sacrificial lamb that saved us from our sins. Paul beautifully explained Jesus Christ’s humility when he wrote his letter to the Philippians (Philippians 2:5-16). However, our fleshly bodies and minds can only be humble if we acknowledge that we are not great, good nor holy. The acceptance of being sinners and depending on God’s saving grace is our first step in acquiring humility. 

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. Do you consider yourself selfless?
  2. When do you seek God? Accept Jesus Now.
  3. How do you identify yourself?
  4. Do you consider yourself good? Take the Quiz!
  5. What are your learnings in studying Jesus’ humility?

Prayer

Almighty Father, who is all good and holy. Thank you for all the provisions you have given to us. For our senses and faculties, challenges and success. We acknowledge that we are sinners and that our accomplishments do not stand to your standards. But because you love us, you have granted us the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Savior. Grant us, through the Holy Spirit, to be always humble in everything we do. 

We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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