Humility to God
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time. –1 Peter 5:6
To humble ourselves under God means to be subject to Him. Because we can’t see Him, we forget He is watching. Sometimes we can’t hear Him, so we forget He is speaking. We can’t always feel Him, so we forget He never leaves or forsakes us. Just because we can’t always see, hear, or touch God doesn’t mean He isn’t mighty. He is able to destroy entire nations if He desires, as is often illustrated in the Old Testament. God is all-powerful. When we live in accordance to His will, we will experience His abundant blessings. As 1 Peter 5:6 states, He will exalt us in due time if we remain humble to Him.
How can we humble ourselves under God? We can start by listening to His advice, searching His Word, and spending time with Him.
If we humble ourselves, are there any real benefits? Yes! He tells us that He will exalt us in due time. We will be raised up out of trials. If we have been faithful with our finances, He will bless them. If we remain pure, He will bless us with an amazing spouse. God loves us so much that He will step in and take us out of a tough situation when He knows we need it, but probably not until then. God does not give us more than we are able to handle. He uses tough times to grow our relationship with Him.
1. Have you been humble under God? When?
2. Can you think of an area that you need to give to God?
3. Look for God to step in and carry you through a tough time. Thank Him for intervening!
Psalm 84:11; Proverbs 3:34; Philippians 2:1-11
Lord, forgive me for my arrogance. Thank You for always being at my side, even when I’m too focused on myself to realize it. Today I choose to humble myself before You. Amen.