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As Christians, we are taught to approach life with humility and meekness. The power of meekness is a fundamental concept in Christianity, as it teaches us to accept life’s challenges with a humble spirit and an understanding that we cannot always control our circumstances. Even though some of us have deceived ourselves into thinking otherwise.
It is through His grace and mercy that we are even able to stand before Him.
As believers, we are called to embrace humility in our lives. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking highly of ourselves and seeking recognition and praise from others. The apostle Paul warns us of this snare For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 NKJV) But as followers of Christ, we are called to a different way of living. One of the most powerful ways to embrace humility is by recognizing that all good things come from God. (James 1:17 NKJV) It is through His grace and mercy that we are even able to stand before Him. By humbling ourselves before Him, we acknowledge our complete dependence on God.
It is also important to remember that humility doesn’t mean weakness. In fact, it takes great strength to humble ourselves before others and before God. When we submit ourselves to His will, we open ourselves up to receive the blessings and honor that come from Him. We can see this truth exemplified in the life and teachings of Christ. He, who was God Himself, chose to come to earth and serve others, even to the point of laying down His life on the cross. For it is written Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:5-8 NKJV) As we strive to follow in His footsteps, we too can find strength and joy in living a humble life. Being mindful that this strength and joy are derived from your being teachable due to the humility in our lives.
So let us remember the words in 1 Peter 5:6-7: “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” May we continually seek to humble ourselves before God, and in doing so, may we experience the beauty and power of meekness and humility in our lives.
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until Sunday…Blessings and Peace!
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When we walk in pride, we are saying to the Lord, “No thanks, I don’t need any help.” When nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks for a great post!
No, thank you Jon. That spirit of pride is something else it really blinds us to the the Truth! Thanks for the comment and stopping by. Have a blessed and prosperous week!
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