A meaningful life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being REAL, being HUMBLE, being KIND, being STRONG, and being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others…..
What does the Bible say about “humilty”……
The Bible describes humility as meekness, lowliness, and absence of self. Colossians 3:12 describes humility as a “heart attitude”.
You are chosen by God: Holy and dearly loved. Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, gentleness, humility, and patience. Always forgive one another as the Lord forgives you. Above all, put on love, which binds all these virtues together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14.
Just like we are to be clothed in the natural with articles of clothing we are also to be clothed with spiritual clothing. Each day that we are given life, we are to strive to be the best versions of ourselves. The best that we can be! We have to come humbly to our Father and recognize that everything we have is because of him and not ourselves. You do not get anywhere that you are going without getting directions from somewhere. Those directions are given by God. Every idea, every blessing and every material thing you own were not given to you because of something that you did. All things are given by God. He put those things inside of you and blessed you with them.
Some people may put on an outward show of humility and kindness but still have a heart full of pride and arrogance. When we come to Christ as sinners, we must come in humility. Therefore, humility is a prerequisite for every Christian.
True humility was shown from God in Galatians 2:20-
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We are to never forget that God exchanged our worthlessness for his infinite worth, our sin for his righteousness, and the life we live now, we live by faith through Jesus Christ who loved us and gave himself for us.
Biblical humility is not only necessary to enter the kingdom, it is also necessary to be great in the kingdom.
Matthew 20:26-27- 2 It must not be this way among you! Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave—(NET)
Jesus is our model here in this scripture and all throughout the Bible. Jesus did not come here to the earth to be served, he came to be a servant himself. We must commit ourselves to serving others and showing kindness to each and every person that we meet. We are not to think that we are “better” than anyone or “above” any circumstance. Jesus was drawn to the lowly, the prostitutes, the beggars, the homeless and everyone that nobody else wanted to be around. We are called to be Christ-like and humble ourselves before men. We are no better than anyone! We all bleed red, we all sin, we all have a plan and purpose for our lives.
God has promised to give grace to the humble, while he opposes the proud (Proverbs 3:34: 1 peter 5:5)
So you may think in your head that you are better than someone else because they don’t look like you, wear the same clothes as you, live in the same neighborhood as you, have the same color of skin as you, etc…
I’m sorry, but you are thinking wrong, so very wrong! Each person was created in God’s image, not in the image that you think they should have been made. Each person has gifts that God has given them to use for his Kingdom. He has equipped us all uniquely for a purpose that is greater than you or I could ever imagine.
EVERY PERSON that is.
So if there is anything else to be taken from this today, we are called to be Humble & Kind. Always. Not when we feel like it, always. We all want to be accepted and loved. We all want people to be nice to us. We all need each other to make it through this life. Let’s make it a little easier by showing more compassion, humility, love, kindness, patience, and gentleness 🙂
HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL~