Humility – Hope 103.2

Humility

Read Romans 12:3 3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. (NLT) One of the ironic things about humility is […]

By David ReayMonday 28 May 2018LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 2 minutes

Read Romans 12:3

3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. (NLT)

One of the ironic things about humility is that the more we concern ourselves with being humble the more likely we are to become proud. It is possible to be proud of our humility!

It is also possible to misunderstand the whole notion of humility. We think it involves debasing ourselves, reminding ourselves how worthless we are. It results in people who fail to recognise their value and their strengths. C. S. Lewis says that humility is not about thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

Humility is all about having an honest evaluation of yourself. And such an evaluation is based on our common Christian faith—not the amount of faith we have at any given time. This faith reminds us that we have nothing to boast about. We fall short of God’s standards; we fail to love him and others.
Then again, we are the creations of God, we are the objects of his redeeming love, we are the dwelling places of his Spirit. And our creator wants to spend eternity with us. So we are not worthless rubbish.

We are much loved and much in need of that love. That is the basis of true humility.

Blessings
David Reay