Following God One Step at a Time

Why be Humble ?

on November 28, 2016


We need to be humble, because only God can give us the grace we need!

No matter who gives us gifts, no matter who does us a favor, we still need the grace of God.  Only God’s grace gives us peace and heals our soul.  Only God’s grace quiets our fears and worries.  Only God’s grace shows us that we are loved no matter what, unconditionally.

When God gives us grace, we respond with thanks.  Being humble, we acknowledge that we are less important, less good, less able than God, so we thank Him.  He has no reason to give us grace, except that He created us, and so He loves us.  He knows our weaknesses and our fears.  He knows that we need His grace.  God’s grace is the favors granted to us, for no reason other than we asked.

Therefore, we must walk humbly with God through life, and meet Him daily in prayer!

Each morning we can greet God in prayer.  We can thank Him for the favors He has given us, all answers to prayers.  We can start the day with anticipation to see what favor God will grant this day.  “This is the day that God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24)”  Let us walk humbly through the day with God.  Let us seek His help and wisdom, which He gives generously to those who ask Him.

Being humble is not a bad thing.  Being humble just means that we acknowledge that we can do nothing on our own without God’s help.  We cannot begin the day, the sun does that having been created by God.  We cannot feed our bodies without the seeds, water, and sunlight created by God.  We depend on Him every day.  Part of being humble, is being grateful, remembering our blessings from God.

          Psalm 103:10-14 (NIV)

   He does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
  For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His love for those who fear Him;
  as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him;
  for He knows how we are formed,
    He remembers that we are dust.



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