Developing Humility

July 8, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 8:1-18, 1 Peter 5:1-11, Luke 18:9-17 |


There is a certain logic in saying we need to humble ourselves before God. (After all, He is God; we are not.) As we live for Christ in a “me-first” world, how do we embody humility without becoming someone else’s road kill? How do we celebrate accomplishments without becoming prideful? It begins with keeping everything in its proper place: The God who loves us, who created us and gave His Son for us, invites us to depend on Him. Period. Ultimately, then, at the foot of Jesus’ cross, we are humbled, filled with gratitude for the gift of God’s boundless love. What makes it difficult for you to be utterly dependent on God? How can serving others the way Christ selflessly did open the door for us to lay aside sinful pride and embody Christlike humility?