Are You Humble?

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6 HCSB

I have heard it jokingly said, “It is hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.” No one likes a person whose arrogance makes everyone else feel uncomfortable and worthless. Most of us want to be recognized for our abilities and desire positions of power and status, but Peter reminds us to humble ourselves and seek God's recognition rather than human praise.

God hates a person with pride but rejoices in the person who is humble. Jesus Christ was the Son of God, yet He humbled Himself and willingly died on the cross for the sins of the world. He even said, “I have come to serve and not to be served.” Jesus admonished guests to sit at the least favorite place at the table when invited to dinner so the host could exalt them by placing them in the best seat rather than first assuming the best seat and then having the host move them to a lesser position. Humility is an admirable quality that everyone should desire.

Challenge: Humble yourself and obey God regardless of your circumstances either bad or good. In God's perfect timing He will recognize and honor you for your humble spirit.

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