31 Days Toward Greater Wisdom - Proverbs 25 - Humility

August 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

You will know if you have a servant’s heart by how you react when treated like a servant.

Humility is a condition of the heart evidenced by action over words. In fact, words are often the enemy of humility, because the more we talk the more likely it is we will talk about ourselves. Youtube, GoPro, Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, the selfie and many other advancements of modern technology have been developed around recording and displaying personal exploits. While there is nothing wrong with cataloging adventures on modern technology or being proud of what you have accomplished, when we believe sharing them makes us more valuable or desirable as a human being, humility is soon sacrificed at the altar of ego.  

The temptation to impress can be intense, after all who wants to appear underwhelming in a world where so much value is placed on fame. Big picture; the more I lift myself up the harder it is for the Lord to lift me. Perhaps attempting to carry glory never intended for me makes me more difficult if not impossible lift. God can lift up anyone, but He chooses to lift those who prefer not to lift themselves. 

Practice humility today by applauding the successes of others and remaining quietly engaged as the conversations around you migrate toward exploits. Be cautious when sharing your adventures with people, choose something to hold just between you and the Lord, something for Him to applaud when you meet face to face. 

  • Psa. 149:4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.
  • See Matt. 18:4; Mark 10:42-45

 

31 Days Toward Greater Wisdom

  1. Listen - Proverbs 1
  2. Application - Proverbs 2
  3. Trust - Proverbs 3
  4. Focus - Proverbs 4
  5. Faithful - Proverbs 5
  6. Diligence - Proverbs 6
  7. Aware - Proverbs 7
  8. Decisive - Proverbs 8
  9. Learn - Proverbs 9
  10. Contrast - Proverbs 10
  11. Righteousness - Proverbs 11
  12. Speech - Proverbs 12
  13. Longing - Proverbs 13
  14. Thoughtful - Proverbs 14
  15. Temperament - Proverbs 15
  16. Motivation - Proverbs 16
  17. Pleasant - Proverbs 17
  18. Pause - Proverbs 18
  19. Balance - Proverbs 19
  20. Legacy - Proverbs 20
  21. Plan - Proverbs 21
  22. Intentional - Proverbs 22
  23. Craving - Proverbs 23
  24. Tenacity - Proverbs 24
  25. Humility - Proverbs 25

Diane with all the women leaders at the pastor trainingDiane with all the women leaders at the pastor training

 


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