James 4-10

Scripture Of The Day: James 4:10 (KJV)

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. – James 4:10 (KJV)

Humble Yourself

Good Evening Family,

I wasn’t planning to write this today, but as I’ve said before some of my best messages come from unplanned moments like this one. I saw this verse earlier today, and in the time that it took my wife to give Elisabeth a bath the Lord brought it back to my mind. So, here I sit writing it as the Christlike Ministries NWA Daily Devotional for Monday January 26, 2015, and I suppose we ought to take another look at the Scripture of the Day as well before we hit the ground running.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. – James 4:10 (KJV)

I find it interesting that Jesus, James, and Peter all told us to humble ourselves, and then we get to thinking that we’re called to humble one another. I’m only going to make one point about that, and then I’ll get off it. If you think it’s your job to humble someone else…you are the one that’s in need of being humbled.

Jesus was the one to model that for us when He got up, grabbed towels and a wash bowl, knelt before each of His disciples, and washed their feet. The God that created those disciples was standing before them knelt in front of His own creation, and washed their feet. Peter was the only one of them to realize that he should’ve been washing Jesus’ feet, but what he didn’t understand is that Jesus was modeling for Peter what the Holy Ghost would later inspire him to write.

He was modeling for us all what it truly meant and looked like to humble yourself.  Look, the God that created the disciples humbled Himself to wash their feet…I don’t know how many of you understand how much those words resonate with me.  We are the creation…He is the Creator…WE kneel and bow before HIM…but in this one moment He humbled Himself and served His disciples in a way that shows that God truly doesn’t respect anyone above someone else.  He sees every person the same, and while He is the Great I Am…He still humbled Himself to model for us what that looks like. This would be the equivalent of someone like Donald Trump cleaning the toilets in one of his buildings.  Does that help? I don’t know about anyone else, but when I think about how God demonstrated humility not just with the Cross, but the washing of His disciples feet I’m reminded of how much I still need to learn about humbling myself.

Being humble is one of those things that many seem to think is a suggestion, but it’s pretty clear to me that humbling myself isn’t a suggestion…it’s a commandment.  I just want to obey the Lord, and do the things, and do my best to live in a way that’s pleasing to Him.

Let’s Pray:

Father God, there are many people reading this today that need You to lift them up and exalt them.  As we humble ourselves and seek You, Lord, I pray that every need is met by You today. In Jesus name. Amen & Amen.

In Closing:

It’s taken a couple of days to get this posted, and I’m sorry. I really don’t have a good reason other than I just took a few days to give myself a break.  I just had a hard time focusing over the last couple of days, but even with the delay in posting I believe God will get these posts to the hearts that need them…including my own.

Thank you for your patience and faithful support, prayers, and comments.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Blessings & Grace;

Pastor B

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