Humility: A Key To Christian Living

In the movie, “Remember The Titans,” Coach Yoast (Will Patton) is the long-time Coach of the Titans. He Coaches alongside Herman Boone. (Denzel Washington) in the Titans first year of integration. The relationship between the two is tense at times.
In the championship game, the opposing Coach is out-coaching Coach Yoast. He is struggling to adjust. In the locker room, Coach Yoast asks Herman for help and, the Titans adjust and go out and win the second half. If Yoast hadn’t been willing to ask for help, the Titans may have lost. He had to humble himself to ask for help.
Humility is a key to Christian living. A person can’t become a Christian until they humble themselves to the point that they realize they need Jesus.
In Matthew 18 the disciples approached Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Jesus called a little child to Him and used Him for an object lesson. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Then Jesus added, “So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Humility is a key to Christian living. In order for a person to ask Jesus to forgive them of their sins they must be humbled to a point that they realize they need help. In the sermon-on-the-mount, Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:3).
So, our lives must be marked by humility. And that is a huge step for many people because we have a tendency to think we can solve our own problems. We don’t need help. But we do need help. We can’t save ourselves. We must humble ourselves and ask the Lord help.

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