Humility: Coming to God on His Terms
The way down is the only way up.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)
We live in an upside-down world where humility is scorned and pride is revered. These false messages are constantly being thrown at us. And we, just like hikers who have lost our way, are no longer seeing the red marker on the tree that assures us that this is the right path. Somewhere along the way, our thinking took a wrong turn.
But because of Christ, we are not lost! Amidst our confusion and anxiety, we can hear a voice, suddenly louder than all the other voices, calling us back. This is God’s Word. This is grace. Do you hear it?
Humility is praying, seeking the face of God, and recognizing ourselves as sinners before a Holy God.
“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.” (II Chronicles 7:14)
Humility is seeing the Lord high and lifted up and seeing ourselves as unclean and unworthy apart from Him.
I love where Julie writes, "...we can hear a voice, suddenly louder than all the other voices, calling us back. This is God’s Word. This is grace." How will you seek Him this week?
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