why haven’t we learned to be humble yet?
one of the things God hates is pride. yet time and time again, we may find ourselves right in the midst of seeing ourselves as higher. seeing ourselves as better or our decisions as smarter. we so easily see the faults in someone else while skimming past our own fleshly matters.
i was thinking about this topic during my time with Jesus this afternoon. my husband is preaching in our youth group this wednesday on confession & repentance, and i was wanting to make sure my heart was in the right place first and foremost. so, i felt impressed to ask the Lord to help me not judge others for their choices and decisions. to not see myself as higher or “more worthy.” i don’t know why it can be so easy to completely forget the grace that is lavished upon us time and time again. it is not my doing; it is my Heavenly Father’s work in me, and i am far from perfect.
james 4:6 says, “but He gives us more grace.”
more than we deserve. more than He would have to.
and why does He extend more grace? because of His abundant and never-ending love for us. for all people.
“there is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy . but you- who are you to judge your neighbor?” (james 4:12).
i am who i am because of Christ. all of us are on journeys to become more like Him. our journeys may look different than one another’s, but that doesn’t mean one is greater or less.
today i’m challenging myself to worry about my heart and my actions before looking at others’.
“but in humility, consider others better than yourselves” (philippians 2:3).
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