October 2nd – Blessed to Impress?

Remain in Me, and I in you. In great power I Am clothed, and the majesty of all that is created exists not without My will. Yet, where, as I walked the earth, was arrogance displayed? Even with those opposed to the Kingdom, [they] did not find a boastful spirit, for he who boasts is not of My Spirit. One cannot be haughty with the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit counsels in wisdom, and reminds each of the powerlessness of the frame of any man. Without My power, you can do nothing. In this knowledge, no boast can rise in the soul of the redeemed. Remain in me, and I AM humble of heart, counting even the creation to My service, that I would bend to their feet. So too, it shall be with you. Release the pride, for in it flows poison to your influence. Important to the earthy, but of great repulsion to those of your brothers. You possess what you have been given, even the light of life, that one day I will call back, that you would give an account of the deeds done in the shortness of your day, and in your great blessing. Live humbly before your Lord, that those before you [will] see a great and generous God whom abides with you, and in that humble light, be drawn.

Phil 3:2-8 (ESV) – Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Bottom Line: The more degrees we earn, the more money we make. The older we get and the more experiences we have, the higher positions and salary we obtain, but the harder and harder it becomes to be humble. The Lord reminds us of His incomprehensible holy majesty, and yet He carried Himself humbly when He took on flesh as our Lord Jesus, even to the point of being mocked and put to death on our behalf. What an example, and how much more was He than us. We need to be humble, so that we can point to Him!

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