The Word of Grace for the Week of September 21, 2015
Daniel 4:37, “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”
Beloved, humility is a tough subject. It is difficult to be humble. Yet, we have a great example in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who being God, humbled Himself to become a man and gave Himself as a sacrifice for others. Humility is others centered and not self-centered. Beloved, we need humility to enter into all areas of our lives.
Humility is being free from pride and arrogance. You know that in your flesh you are inadequate, yet you also know who you are in Christ. Godly humility is being comfortable with who you are in the Lord and therefore putting others first. The picture of humility in the Bible is one of a strong person who loves others, not someone who is a wimp.
If you do not believe that you need humility, King Nebuchadnezzar is a prime example of a man being humbled. He was King over a large area of the ancient world that had built a large statue to him. He thought that he had did it all himself when he proclaimed in Daniel 4:30, “And the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?”
It was here when God intervened and humbled King Nebuchadnezzar. Of his humiliation Daniel 4:33 says, “Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws.”
Beloved instead of being humbled by God we should humble ourselves. James 4:6 says, “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Also 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Beloved, humility will save you and your family from all kinds of destructions and invites God’s grace. Once you become proud, your family life, your job, and even your life, is destroyed! When you humble yourself, you invite God’s grace and blessing, but the proud man destroys and damages everyone around him. Beloved, humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up!
I pray that you will have a blessed week. I love you and I will be praying for you!