I thank God for His infinite mercies over you and I. It's the sixth month of the year and His mercies have been new each morning. In the order of Revelation 22:2 "It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations"....may this month bear to us it's fruit in JESUS Name. Amem
The subject of humility is one that is often misconstrue and easily flouted by many. Still it is one quality that is dear to the heart of God so much Jesus said in Matthew 5:5 that "God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth."
Humility is described as being meek - being respectful of others. In fact, it is a fruit of the Spirit, "But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]" - Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC
On the flip side of humility is Pride. Pride is so destructive that it brings dishonour. These two qualities were well demonstrated in both the old and new testament.
1.Humility lifts, pride demotes. E.g Lucifer, Nebuchadnezzar, Joseph, Esther, Paul
Proverbs 18:12 (NLT) - Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.
2. Humility guarantees wisdom through the fear of the Lord. E.g Moses, Timothy
Proverbs 11:2 (NLT) - Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 15:33 (NLT) - Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.
Often times we proclaim humility in words whereas our actions speak pride.
Pride has cost many their destinies while meekness has preserved destinies. It's all up to us as individuals to choose the path to thread.
Humility is correcting others in love without being judgmental and having a teachable heart. How well do you take corrections? Especially in this computer age where people feel the need to always pass their comments and opinions on issues. Does your comment reflects meekness? Does it draw others to Christ or cause discord to the body of Christ?
It is important to say that humility is not a gift, it is a fruit - that can be cultivated. Sometimes, God brings situations that will prune us towards meekness. Be sensitive. Humility could give you an audience to preach the good news to an unbeliever.
In all, do unto others what you want them to do to you (Luke 6:31) .
Loads of love,