Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2014
Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. Numbers 12:3
Humility finds favor with God and man. Because of their trustworthy temperament, the spirit of the humble solicits trust and blessing. Like honey attracts a bee, so the Lord’s heart is drawn to the humble. It is a sweet exchange when the Holy Spirit fills a submissive soul. There are no downsides in taking the road of authentic lowliness. It is the path less trodden, because its route encounters roadblocks, mix-ups—even ridicule.
However, our humble hearts are the hinges that swing open the door of God’s grace. Greater grace requires greater humility—especially in face of unfair criticism. The Holy Spirit is our defense attorney retained on our behalf by our heavenly Father. He will bring to light the truth and discredit the dishonest. The Lord lays bare man’s motives. Our humility is a prescription of choice to combat pride. It cleans our spiritual veins of vanity’s vestiges. So, never forget where He’s brought you from and where He wants to take you. Your humble heart prepares you for His blessings.
“He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed” (Proverbs 3:34).
Related Readings: Job 5:11; Matthew 23:12; Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:8
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