Wednesday, August 31, 2011
To Purse Humility
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. - Matthew 23:12
Humility is never complete because if you say you are completely humble, that's pride.I say this because Jesus is the only person that is completely humble, i don't think anyone understand humility like Jesus because, Jesus went from all time high on his throne to earth as a servant to us.
There are steps that we can take to purse humility,
1. The Truth Shall Set You Free
Follow the truth where ever it leads you. If the truth leads you to pain, looking bad, or whatever you think of. You can learn from the faults that you have. Accept your faults and repent of your sins. If you say you don't have any faults the next step will help you.
2. Look At The Plank In Your Eye
Matthew 7:3-5 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I am going to take a twist on this verse and translate it in a way to help us. So step two of being humble is getting a group of close friends. Now you ask them to tell you where you are wrong. This helps if you do not know where you are wrong in your life. And the key is to listen to what your friends are saying and not defending yourself. And maybe they will ask to do the same, thus making this verse helpful for living a Christ-filled life.
3. Being Thankful
1 Thessalonians 5:18 18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Being thankful in all circumstances will help you enjoy everything you have and everything you don't have. Being thankful in bad situations will help you learn from that situation and be more open to those situations. Saying thank you to people will also let people think that you care.
4. Remain Teachable
1 Peter 5:5 5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Learning from other people will help you be humble and learn. I put this one last because you have to be humble to remain teachable. Also I am guilty of this all the time, I think that I know more then people when I should remain teachable and be open- minded. And again being open-minded will defiantly help you to be humble and stay humble.
I defiantly not as humble as I should be, I am working on this just as much as anyone else. If you have any questions or comments, or you want to give me a topic or a verse to write about. Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook, Twitter @JonSAdams, by phone/text: (770) 533-2582