Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 30th August – Humility Promotes

(God Promotes The Humble)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 5:6
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”

LET’S TALK
I made a decision many years ago to be a humble person. The only way I could be humble was by letting the Word of God show me what it is to be humble, studying about humility in the Word of God, and acting accordingly.

Humility is yielding yourself to the Lordship of the Word of God; it doesn’t mean you’re weak or humiliated. When you’re humble, nothing, and no one, can humiliate you.

It’s like that old hymn by John Bunyan:
“He that is down needs fear no fall,
He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide.”

This just means that you esteem others better than you, even though God is lifting you. When you find yourself in a position of authority, whether in the house of God, your school, or anywhere else, be humble.

When you address others, choose your language carefully; use the right and most appropriate words. Don’t use proud language. As you consciously practise being humble, the Lord will continually promote you.

Never get to a point in your life where you relate to others with disdain; it’s a dangerous place to be because it means you’re arrogating extra honour to yourself.

The Bible says in Romans 12:10, “Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself” (CEV). Philippians 2:3 also says, “Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than yourselves” (CEV). Never allow anything to make you exhibit pride.

Our opening verse says, “…Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” Notice it says to humble yourself; don’t let God be the one to humble you, because that will be trouble for you.

The Bible says He resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). Your humility can be tested in different ways.

Even when others are promoted before you, don’t be perturbed. Just remain humble, because there’s a due time for your promotion. If you want the Lord to keep advancing and exalting you in life, then being humble is the key.

Go Deeper
Ephesians 4:2 GNB; James 4:6; Romans 12:3

Pray:
Dear Father, I thank you for the ministry of your Word and the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life! Consistently, I manifest humility in my communication, actions, character, attitude, and all that I do. Thank you for bringing me into a place of honour and promotion according to your Word, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
1 Corinthians 14, Proverbs 3-4
TWO YEAR
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Jeremiah 16

Act:
Affirm to yourself, “I’m as humble as Jesus is. I neither exhibit pride nor speak proudly. I’m continually promoted by the power of God’s Spirit in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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