Humility and Pride

Why do we want to take a month of devotional blogs just to think about the subjects of humility and pride? Good question. But if we are really honest with ourselves we must acknowledge the fact that the subject of pride isn’t usually very far from any one of us. And as I think about my own heart, I recognize how my own pride is constantly rearing its ugly head in my life. The “old man” in me loves pride and resents humility. So at least for me what God says about humility and pride is something that I need to be reminded of often. We won’t have to look into God’s Word very long before we see that pride is something God hates, and humility is something He rewards. Since the very first sin by Lucifer in heaven, God has hated pride. And if you think about it, since all sin is pointed at God, and all sin has pride as its basis, it is no wonder why God detests it so much. So for this month let’s see what God has to say about it.

May 31, 2018

God humbles Himself every time He listens to our prayer.

"Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!"

Psalm 113:5-6

May 30, 2018

Do you want to have God's resistance or His respect?  Humility is the key, and grace His gift.

"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder.  Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:5

May 29, 2018

Humility, praise, and eternal life all go together.

"The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever."

Psalm 22:26

May 28, 2018

"The way up, is the way down."

"And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."

Matthew 23:12

May 27, 2018

Jesus Christ was humble, and we should follow His example.

"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

Matthew 11:29

May 26, 2018

God lifts up the humble.

"The LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground."

Psalm 147:6

May 25, 2018

Only the humble will live with God.

"For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

Isaiah 57:15

May 24, 2018

When people honor God, the humble in heart are pleased.

"...I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad."

Psalm 34:1-2

May 23, 2018

Great happiness and contentment is found in humility.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."

Matthew 5:5

May 22, 2018

Meekness and peace go together.

"But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."

Psalm 37:11