It’s good stuff…if not a little uncomfortable. God has been dishing it up to me by the plateful lately and I’ve found that it’s terrible going down, but has a wonderful aftertaste – I think it’s one of those Godly things that doesn’t make sense but because God made it, it is good.
The Oxford Dictionary defines humility as the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.
I’d like to suggest that the biblical definition is quite different. In Philippians 2:3 it says ‘in humility value others above yourselves.’
I think the humility that God desires is not about thinking low of yourself, but simply putting others above you. The bible often talks of Jesus’ humility, and while he did make himself low by becoming human…he knew what he was on earth for and it wouldn’t have given him a low view of his importance. Because of that he always put others ahead of himself. You will read that he had compassion for people constantly and would go out of his way to teach or to heal.
We have a lot of work to do on this earth and our importance is anything but low. However, if we want to get the work done that God has for us, then in our humility we must do as Jesus did and put others above ourselves.
Psalm 22:4 Humility is the fear of the Lord; it’s wages are riches and honour and life.