Preserved By Humility
Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands,you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:6-10
“Pride was the first thing that overcame man and is the last thing he overcomes.” That suggest we are always going to be in a ceaseless battle. Pride will keep recurring. There is a danger that lies within us. when we analyse the components that make up pride few of us can claim complete freedom from the sin of pride for any length of time.
Jesus set a pattern for humility. A path, process and program we must follow. It is a long haul: humility yesterday does not guarantee humility today.
When I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced. 2 Corinthians 2:21 The door into the Kingdom is God is set low so we must stoop to enter it. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:1-4 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves,nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Matthew 23:12-13