Humbling Ourselves Before The Father

We live in a day where everyone has an opinion. And, social media allows us to post our opinions… to publish them so others will know our opinion. And, as far as we know, we know more than everyone else (sarcasm). There is a lot of pride and arrogance in our culture.
But pride and arrogance are not marks of a Christian. In Psalm 10:17, the scripture says, “O Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble.”
Think about that verse… the Lord is singling out those who are humble and God says He hears their desires. Why is this?
The humble person has been stripped down. They are totally dependent on the Lord. They may have tried to do something on their own but they were wrong. Someone who is humble may have failed… they may have made mistakes and they are humbling themselves before God.
Pride, on the other hand, leads us to gladly voice our opinion on things. We are experts or, so we think. Humility acknowledges we don’t know it all. We need help.
When we are filled with humility, we humble ourselves before the Lord and we ask for His help.
In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus told the story of the Pharisee and the publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed, “Lord, I’m glad I’m not like other people… swindlers, adulterers or even like this tax-gather.” The tax-gatherer standing some distance away was unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven… instead he beat his chests saying, ‘Be merciful to me a sinner.'” Then Jesus said, “I tell you this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”
Today, let’s humble ourselves before the Father and receive His instruction and mercy.

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