Monday, December 22, 2008

Humility Before God

Being humble is a good thing. Doing it on a consistent basis is another matter. Proverbs has much to say about our attitude of our mind and spirit. God blatantly dismisses human arrogance as offensive to Him. "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom and humility comes before honor." Humility in God's economy is the antidote to human knowledge and self-sufficiency.

The greatest example of humility embodies the Christmas season. While many celebrate Christmas as the birth of God's son, the fact that he would be born into human flesh at all is simply mind boggling. In Philippians 2, Paul minces no words as he describes Christ's eternal position yet underscores his humanity.

Christmas is not only about the birth of Christ, but its about the nature of God. All of us deserved justice. Yet, because of Christ's sacrificial death, the wall of separation between us and God has vanished.

Humility anyone?

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