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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Humility

Humility
November 6
by Coach Campman
My 6 year old grandson, Henrii, does not know it yet-but he epitomizes humility. What you see is what you get with my Henrii William. Not trying to impress anyone, not trying to put on airs; not pretending to be something that he is not! I think Edgar Goodspeed hit the nail on the head with his translation of this verse: “Anyone, therefore, who is as unassuming as this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” Matt. 23:11-12.
Humility is not hanging our head low and belittling ourselves. Humility is depending on the sovereignty of God. Humility is understanding and believing that God’s ways are right. Humility is choosing to align our lives with the will of God. Humility is trusting God’s ability to lead and direct us.
I am reminded of something that Gandhi once did. As he stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. Not able to retrieve it, as the train was moving Gandhi removed his other shoe and threw it back to land close to the first. When a fellow passenger asked why he did so, Gandhi simply smiled. “The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track,” he replied, “will now have a pair he can use.” According to D. L. Moody “The measure of a man is not how many servants he has, but how many men he serves." We all have something to offer.
A church located in a town with a seminary needed a substitute preacher when their pastor was on vacation. The President of the seminary chose their best student. Straight A’s, the teachers all loved him. Ego as big as creation. Brashly unaware of his own limitations. The young man wrote a great sermon and memorized it. On Sunday morning he confidently climbed into the pulpit and immediately forgot his sermon. He managed to muddle through it but left the pulpit in dejection. A sweet little lady has some advice for him as she shook his hand that morning. “If you had gone into that pulpit with the attitude that you had when you came out of that pulpit, you would have come out of that pulpit with the attitude you had when you climbed into it.”
Fellowship Group: Humble disciples of Jesus Christ begin with faith in the love of God, with hearts and souls filled with that love. We feel no need to act important because we are important. No need to pretend we are somebody, because we are somebody: beloved children of God. Humble disciples of Jesus Christ strike an important balance. Confident without being puffed up; humble without being a doormat. Hearts full of God’s love give us the confidence that God affirms our successes and forgives our mistakes.
Make a difference today,
Love Clint
Philippians 3:12

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