Updated: Sep 14, 2019
Friday, September 13th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)
The more knowledgeable you are in the things of the Spirit, the more humble you become. If your knowledge in Christ, and of God, doesn't produce a greater level of humility in you, then something is wrong; your knowledge is of the flesh and such knowledge puffs up (1 Corinthians 8:1).
True knowledge of God is the knowledge of the Spirit, and in unity with His Spirit. The more you know Him, the more you reveal and reflect Him in your thoughts, character, words and actions. In Matthew 11:29, He said, "...I am meek, and lowly in heart..."
The One who said this is the same One described as the embodiment of all knowledge and wisdom. Philippians 2:5-8 further lets us in on His humility. It says, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of god, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
Don't be high-minded. That's what Jesus meant when He used the word, "lowly" in our theme verse. It means to “condescend without being condescending"; it's one of the key things about humble people.
Humility is a life; it'll work in you, whether you're with the high and mighty or with the lowly. It's often expressed in action by the willingness to take on the responsibility of service to others, in loyalty to the Word.
Something else about humble people is that they take responsibility, even for other people's errors, and don't keep a record of the wrongs done to them. They free those who hurt them, because true humility is submitting to the Lordships of Jesus Christ through the Word.
"Dear Father, thank you for the impact of your Word in my spirit. I'm completely yielded to the authority, influence, and impact of your Word, producing positive transformation in my character, lifestyle, communication, and attitude, in Jesus' Name. Amen."
"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:" (1 Peter 5:5-6 KJV).
"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble spirit." (Proverbs 29:23 KJV).
"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." (James 4:6 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
2 Corinthians 12:1-21; Ecclesiastes 3-5
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 22:44-53; 2 Samuel 1
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