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Monday, August 13, 2012

God Guides the Humble






He guides the humble in what is right

and teaches them His way. Psalm 25:9 (NIV)



               David tells us something we all should remember. God guides the humble, as opposed to the. prideful. Humility is a quality when seen in a person allows others to look beyond that person to God. The opposite of humility is pride.

            Several years ago in the Sunday school class we were in, the class discussion was on being humble. One of the other women told the story, sort of a joke, of a man who was “The most humble man he knew. And he was proud of that fact.” We all groaned but we got the picture. The man in question had little idea of humility.

            God leads us through the quagmire of our lives and into the right way to live our lives. He tried to reach humanity through the patriarchs, then with prophets. Finally He sent His only Son to us to show us the way to live.

God uses all He has at hand to teach us what He expects from us. He instructs us as to what we have to do to live for Him.

My later thoughts:

            Humility is an emotion that goes against human nature. A person has to learn to be humble. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God tells us to “humble” ourselves, “Seek My face”, and then “pray.” Our first order of business when we approach God’s throne is to remember who we are in light of Who He is.

8 comments:

  1. God does use all He has at hand to teach us, but first we must have a willing heart to want to learn, and to change from what we learn.

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    1. KC;
      Thank you for sharing your wisdom. You say it so well. Thanks again.

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  2. Boy, you're not kidding that it goes against our nature! This is a tough one, but something we have to keep in mind, being led by the Holy Spirit.

    Happy Tuesday to you!

    Rhonda Schrock
    www.rhondaschrock.com

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    1. Rhonda:
      Thank you for your insightful comment. Yes, we have to remember to approach God with humility. He has all the answers, we have none. He can see around corners and 'up the street', we can only see what is right in front of us.

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  3. Humility is such an important thing. You are always reminding me of good things to ponder.

    Thanks and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen:
      Thank you for your thought and your compliment.

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  4. I've seen people mistake putting themselves down for humility. IMHO, humility is taking God at His Word and trusting Him.

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    1. Susan:
      Last night, I heard a definition of humility that gives me a lot to think on. "Humility means giving up the battle to receive the glory and realizing all the glory belongs to God."

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