Divine Humility — 2016.03.23
Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.
Most people do not like humility because they seem to have a misconception about same. They mix it up with to knuckle under, to crawl in fear of someone, submit oneself as a coward, to do spinelessly only what the others want and command. It really should not mean to take out the garbage of others. You indeed are not everybody’s servant and doormat.
Humility is quite different to that what we normally think in the beginning. Strong people are humble who trust in God and not so much in oneself. They are people who do not hesitate to apologize. They have overcome their pride and need not to keep a hollow sham. They enjoy when other people receive praises and things which they do not have. They need not to worry and to think always about themselves as they are safe in God. They are people who can care for others, who want their well-being as God cares for them. They are steadfast people who have not to change their mind. Their Yes is a Yes and they No a No. You can rely on them.
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). There is the key for us: God gives us humbles full grace. He strengthens the life of the humbles and cares well for them, gives them security, does wonder, is very, very near at their side, is their rock on which they can stand safely.
It is very enlighten how the bible is describing the relationship between God and Moses: When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses. He is faithful in my entire house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he may see the form of the Lord (V.6-8).
Lord, forgive for having been proud of my own strength! I rather want to live out of Your strength and not everything should be about me. Lord, make me humble as You are. You certainly will help me when trouble comes. Yes, I humble myself under Your strong, loving hand; I belong to You!
Bible reading today – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12