Day Twenty-Nine – Put on Humility
“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:5b-6).
When you get dressed for the day it doesn’t take much effort to put on your clothes. It is something you do daily and really does not require too much thought. The verse above tells us to clothe ourselves with humility. Just as we are getting dressed we should be thinking of how we are putting on humility. It is a choice.
Why would we want to do this? Why dress in humility? Because God opposes the opposite. Do we want to be opposed by God? Certainly not! However when we are humble God shows us favor. I have seen this happen again and again in my life. Yet I still chose pride and watch it blow up in my face in the end. Maybe immediately I get what I want but over time it just crumbles. It causes many troubles and destruction. Whereas humility may be harder up front it spares us all the damage that pride causes.
So let us humble ourselves and trust God has us in His capable hands. He will lift us up at the proper time. We can trust Him.
Discuss where you can show humility in your relationship with your sibling(s). Carry that out today or this week.
Maybe this would be a good time for you to search your own heart to see where you may need to show humility to your children or spouse. Help your children with this exercise.
Friday, June 29, 2012
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