Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Act Justly,Have Mercy,Walk Humbly Part 3
Hope you are all doing well. In the last two posts we have explored the first two requirements God has of us from Micah 6:8 which are to ACT JUSTLY and to HAVE MERCY . Today let us study what the 3rd part -3)WALK HUMBLY –
The term "humility" comes from the Latin word humilitas, which means "from the earth"(humus), “grounded” or "low". In other words it is meekness or modesty and is the opposite of arrogance or pride. Humility is a heart attitude and also a prerequisite to be great in the Kingdom of God. Godly humility is not false modesty or being a doormat. On the other hand, it is being so comfortable with who we are in the Lord and therefore being able to put others first.
Psalms 25:9 “He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.”
All the men of God used greatly by God in the Bible were the most humble people who lived.
Gen 41:16 “Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer."
Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth” Hence was greatly used by God
In Math 11:29 Jesus said “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” He is indeed the very epitome of Humility ; we see this portrayed especially in Philippians 2:5 -11 “ have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
In Mark 9:35 Jesus sat down and he called the twelve and said to them, “He who wants to be first shall be last, and the servant of every person.”
He demonstrated this in John 13:3-5 which says: “ Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” We see here that Jesus was so secure in His identity and purpose that He could willingly wash His disciples feet. When we know fully who we are in Christ and what His assignment of us really is,then and only then will we be able to joyfully serve our brother, honoring him more than ourselves (Rom 12:10 )
There are great rewards for walking in humility.
1 Pet 5:5,6 “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
Prov 15:33 “….before honor comes humility.”
Prov 22: 4 “The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life.”
Related link :Click MEEKNESS IS NOT WEAKNESS
Would you like to really see how humble you are? Here’s a checklist of 9 characteristics of a humble person acc to Joyce Meyer. I recently came across it and felt it a pretty good yardstick to measure those areas where we yet need to improve…Caution it can be eye opening! J
Click here for Joyce Meyers 9 Characteristics of a Humble Person !
Let us sing with King David : WHO AM I THAT YOU ARE MINDFUL OF ME ? SONG
2 Sam 7:18 “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, ”Who am I , O Lord God , and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?”
This beautiful Video sums it up all 3 posts we have just seen perfectly… ENJOY!
Click below to sing : SHOW JUSTICE,LOVE MERCY,WALK HUMBLY - by Andy Bromley
Hope you enjoyed this post. Have a blessed week!
Love and prayers,