Meditation of the Week: Humility

Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is not humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.”

There is humility in recognizing the gifts and talents God has innately placed in you and developed in you. Practicing humility is to use the gifts and talents God has given you in service to others and for the glory of God. The psalmist wrote, “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground” (Psalm 147:5-6). Still, Augustine of Hippo provided a caution when he wrote, “Humility must accompany all our actions, and must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works, they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.”

While, Jesus said in Matthew 20:28, “…the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Go exercise the gifts and talents God gave you for the benefit of others and to bring glory to God in heaven. The Lord will lift you up.

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