David Jeremiah Devotional 16th March 2023 – Why Be Humble?
TURNING POINT DEVOTIONAL BY DAVID JEREMIAH
David Jeremiah Devotional 16th March 2023 Thursday Turning Point Message
As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
Why Be Humble?
MARCH 16, 2023
Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble.
Recommended Reading: James 4:6-7
British science historian, James Burke, created one of the most popular documentary series in BBC history called Connections. In this series, he explained and demonstrated the interconnectedness between scientific discoveries—how to have the whole picture one must connect the parts.
The same could be said of the biblical trait of humility. Aside from it being a noble virtue, there is another reason God honors it and opposes pride, its opposite—because Satan was full of pride, lacking humility (1 Timothy 3:6). Satan wanted to be like God; he was not content with his assigned role from the Creator (Isaiah 14:12-15). When God says in James 4:6 that He “resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble,” it is not just so we will have a more pleasing character. It is so we won’t be like the devil: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Unlike Satan, humble people submit to God. When Satan sees our submission to God, he flees from us.
Instead of being proud like Satan, be humble like Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:6-8). Better to be humble than to be humbled (Luke 14:7-11).
The surest mark of true conversion is humility.
J. C. Ryle
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Judges 9 – 10
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