Humbling Our Hearts 3/6

James 4:10 AV
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.‭

Devotional

God guides the humble in heart.

Once I heard a minister say: “One of the greatest sins of our generation is that we deify men, humanize God, and minimize sin.”

By our thoughts, attitudes, and acts many of us prove the statement has much truth in it.
▪︎ We are so lacking in humility that instead of reaching up to God we are trying to bring Him to our level.
▪︎ We put such faith in man that we believe he can accomplish anything.

If we stop to reason, however, we soon conclude that man is nothing without God.
If we humble ourselves before God, He has promised to lift us up.

Being humble means being willing to submit our lives to God.
It means willingness to be used of Him to serve others in Christ’s name and for His sake.

We prove our true humility when we are willing to serve our fellow men.
How can we feel otherwise than humble if we think of Jesus who carried the cross for all humanity?

Prayer suggestion

▪︎ Ask God to show us how He would have us use our lives.
▪︎ Ask God to help you to stay humble, also when situations would expect you to react otherwise.
▪︎ Ask God to use you in His service, in the spreading of the saving knowledge of the cross and of eternal life.

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