Wednesday, 02 February 2022
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and He will lift you up.” – James 4:10 NKJV
“So Samuel said, “When you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Israel? And did not the LORD anoint you king over Israel?” – I Samuel 15:17 NKJV
GOD is attracted by humility and it’s very easy for all of us to claim to be humble, but the word of God tells us in Jeremiah 17 verse 9, that the heart is deceitful above all things. Truly, none of us can know our hearts or what is hidden in them. The Bible is filled with many examples of how authentically anointed and used men of God changed the moment GOD exalted them and had used them mightily. Christianity is a calling to a life of surrender, surrendered to the Holy Spirit, that is the only way that we can remain “small in our own eyes”.
When GOD lifts us up, we need to remain humble, we need to continue being faithful, loyal and correctable. I’ve heard it being said that a lot of us are not humble, we are just broke, and also that if you want to see the real person, give them a lot of money. Sadly, comfort, riches and power come with their own challenges. When GOD has taken us through the wilderness to humble us, we should not allow our hearts to be lifted up once the blessings manifest.
“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold.” II Samuel 11:1-2 NKJV. We open a door for the devil when instead of doing what we’re called to do, we lose focus and get carried away in the comfort. When other believers are in church, gathered for prayer or for fellowships, where will we be found?
Christianity is a calling to a life of surrender, surrendered to the Holy Spirit, that is the only way that we can remain “small in our own eyes”.