Category Archives: Humility
James 3:12-13 “Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring. If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
Have you noticed that when you start fasting, it seems like everyone everywhere you go is feasting? Sometimes, we are tempted to tell the people we do life with that we are fasting, Read the rest of this entry
Luke 18:9 “Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else… 14…For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Jesus says we should fast but fasting should be done in humility and secrecy. Please read Luke 18:9-14. Jesus says that when you fast and make a boast of it, when your fasting is based on arrogance, Read the rest of this entry
Philip.2:9 “Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
I am humble when I let go of my privileges for God. I have deliberately chosen not to have a special parking spot because I noticed that when I start parking in a certain location, before long it becomes the desired parking space. Read the rest of this entry
Philip.2:8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”
Humility is not lack of audacity and there is no one else to go to for help in imbibing this “hidden” unstoppable force of humility, than Jesus Himself. Read the rest of this entry
1 Pet. 5:5 (NKJV) “…be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
Humility is a virtue that the more you have, the more you want. Humility is not “humbility”. The word “humbility” does not exist in the English dictionary; Read the rest of this entry
Ps.119:37 (NIV) “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”
D. L. Moody says, “We are to ask with beggar’s humility, to seek with a servant’s carefulness, and to knock with the confidence of a friend.” Based on the insight from this, we have learnt that it takes humility to ask. Read the rest of this entry
Luke 11:9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Yesterday, we concluded by saying that when Jesus says, ask – seek – knock, He is saying ask! Looking at it from the insight that D. L. Moody brings to the table, three things immediately stand out. The first is, it takes humility to ask. Asking puts you in a place of humility. Read the rest of this entry
Luke 6: 37 (MSG) “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier.”
Have you noticed that when you are merciful to someone, even though you may not be seeking it, people look for a way to pay you back?
Prov. 19:8 “To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.”
Prov.4:6 (GW) “Do not abandon wisdom, and it will watch over you. Love wisdom, and it will protect you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is to acquire wisdom. Acquire understanding with all that you have 8 cherish wisdom. It will raise you up. It will bring you honour when you embrace it.” Read the rest of this entry
Dan.9:2 [NIV] “in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.” [with emphasis]
Jeremiah had paid the price and the scriptures say that the Word of the Lord had been given to him. Daniel could have said, “I am Daniel the one that has an excellent spirit, I will get my own Word from the Lord.” Read the rest of this entry