I Peter 5:6b (KJV) Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
In our day the call is to esteem yourself, believe in yourself, promote yourself and reward yourself. But God’s word calls us to humility. The Lord despises arrogant pride and has always resisted the proud. God brought devastation to the land of Egypt after Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?’ He put king Nebuchadnezzar down on his all fours to eat grass like an animal after he boasted of his accomplishments (Chapter Daniel 4). And Herod was eaten up with worms when he failed to give glory to God (Acts 12:23).
As you search your own heart to see if there is pride that needs to be rooted out, consider that humility is an acknowledgement of unworthiness. Jacob declared that he was unworthy of the least of God’s mercies( Genesis 32:10). The publican cried out, “God be merciful to me a sinner.”(Luke 18)!
Please understand that Humility is submission to God. You may not understand some of the providences unfolding in your life, but you bow in submission and know God is working His will and accomplishing His purposes. It means believing what God says, accepting what is in His Word and making no attempt to explain it away.
Point to point- The spirit of Humility recognizes the need for grace. The humble have a great sense of their own weakness and know they must come to the throne of grace to find mercy and grace to help in time of need. How are you doing with mercy? How are you doing with Grace?
Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of June 2016 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mr. William Wilson, Ms. Gertrude Scott, and Ms. Vanessa Gaskins. Why don’t you take the opportunity to write us on our blog and let us know how we are doing in serving you Great people, we’d love to hear from you!
Follow me on Twitter @Elder James Baker, as I endeavor to encourage and empower leaders of today and tomorrow!
Pastor James Baker, Jr.
Thank you for using the Word Cup devotionals brought to you through Grace and Truth Leadership on (Word press). We are a faith-based, donor-supported ministry. If you have been touched by these daily devotionals, and would like to make a monthly pledge or a special gift of any amount, please use the link below to give as the Lord leads. Thank you so much!