“God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all” (Titus 3:2).
“Show true humility toward all.” Think about that for a minute. What does that look like, true humility to everyone? We live in a very proud nation. We’re proud to be Americans, proud to live in such a beautiful state as Colorado, proud of our families, our pets, jobs, kids, sports teams just to name a few. But, are we living how we were called?
“Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor” (Proverbs 29:23).
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).
“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom” (James 3:12-14).
Pride leads to humiliation and disgrace. Humility brings honor, wisdom and good works.
I’ve always said that it’s important to take pride in your hard work for example, but I can’t find that anywhere in the Bible. Instead we are told to “work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Colossians 3:23). I think I’m going to have to re-evaluate my entire life view after writing this.
What does it really look like to live in humility?
Guest Post- Rachel Theobald