Heart Sanctuary: Humility

I want to give you a paraphrased quote from my pastor’s message Sunday ~ humility is a right view of self. We focus on ourselves less often by considering others’ interests first.

Several devotionals ago, I wrote out James 4:6. Let’s go back to the last part, “…but gives grace to the humble.” Paul wrote that his thorn in the flesh kept him from being conceited.

Let’s continue with his words to the Philippians in 2:4. It says, “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Verse  5 in the Amplified says, “Let this same attitude and purpose and (humble) mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: (Let Him be your example in humility:).”

There are so many passages that give us a visible view of Jesus’ humility. My mind immediately goes to when He was falsely accused. Matthew 27:12-13. He did not answer a word. 

1 Peter 2:23 says, “Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.” Revile means to abuse, and attack with evil words. Our flesh rises to defend, whereas, when we are walking in the Spirit, we will abide in our sanctuary of humility.

Romans 12:16 says, “Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set  your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” Do you hang out with folks who exemplify the Lord’s character of humility?

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