Daily Living

Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Humility

Proverbs 29:23 says; Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.  I like the way the New Living Translations plays on the word humility.  Pride brings us to humiliation while choosing to be humble brings us honor.  Prideful people try to manipulate others into giving them honor and praise.  Pride caused Lucifer to fall from grace in heaven, pride overtook Cain and he killed his brother Abel, and pride will destroy our lives today.  The disciples were filled with pride when they were going with Jesus to Gethsemane as they were arguing about who would be the greatest in the kingdom of God.  Jesus was humble His entire ministry.  He culminated His life on earth by washing the disciples’ feet and dying on the Cross for our sins.  The kingdom of God will be filled with those who denied themselves and followed Jesus.  Blessed are the poor in spirit; blessed are the meek; for they will inherit the kingdom.  God give us the strength to throw out pride and be filled with the humble heart of Jesus this morning.