Friendship Baptist Church Kansas City, Missouri
From Pride to Humility
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He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you Except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]? -Micah 6:8 AMP

 

11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.

13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. - 2 Kings 5:11-14 NIV

 

From Pride to Humility

We tend to be quite prideful in our disposition. Perhaps our sense of importance flows from our relentless desire to be the center of attention. We live in a celebrity status driven culture, nurtured by social media feeds and twitter rants. Our world is definitely a self absorbed, self -centered place.

 

But the counter culture witness of the christian community invites us to consider how blessed, fulfilled and content we can be  when we live our life with humility. Both biblical passages from Micah and 2 Kings remind us that we often create drama for ourselves and unnecessary disappointment when we insist on having it our way. In fact our deliverance is often delayed because we refuse to humble ourselves.

 

Think about it....Our life would be better if we relinquished every desire to be the center of it all, and instead acknowledged the true center of it all ...Jesus Christ. May your goal and desire in life be only to magnify the Lord and be content with whatever role or responsibility God gives. Humility brings peace and purpose into every life.

 

 


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