Be Humble

Humility. That’s a big concept. That’s a hard concept.

We know our Lord was humble. We know the promised rewards are great.

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4)

Yes, please. Give me life! But what does that mean in daily life?

I…urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3)

It means…

  • Focused on our calling as children of God rather than our exalted status related to others.
  • Gentleness instead of running over everyone in our path.
  • Patience instead of demanding results right now, or answers right away.
  • Bearing with one another — putting up with people or behaviors that aren’t what we prefer or aren’t at the maturity level we think they should be — instead of correcting every little thing or cutting off anyone who doesn’t meet our standards.
  • Maintaining unity instead of focusing on different approaches and styles.
  • Promoting harmony and peace instead of fueling conflict.

How can we possibly see this in our lives?

…forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (Colossians 3:12)

Does anyone put up with you? Do you need to mature? Who has loved you with an everlasting love and patiently draws you to Himself? How much has He forgiven you?

Think on that as you walk humbly today.

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