“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. Matthew 11:29
Even as we continue to meditate on Meekness lets look at the below scriptures,
Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble”. James:4:6
The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground. Ps:147:6
He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way. Ps:25:9
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. Ps:37:11
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal :5:23
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; Col:3:12
Throughout the Bible, GOD emphasises on meekness and humility, with the very example being JESUS!
As Colossians:3:12 states, as the Chosen of GOD these are our basic requirements to put on- a Heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Let us see a couple of examples from the Bible,
(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Num:12:3
Wow, I wish GOD could testify the same about me as HE did of Moses.
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ–I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent! 2 Cor:10:1
Paul suffered so much for CHRIST that he says, he carried the scars of JESUS on his body.
I love the saying, “Meekness does not mean weakness, but it is the strength under control”.
We can never try to be meek or humble with our own strength, we will need the help of the HOLY SPIRIT and only HE can help us to live a life that reflects JESUS.
How many times have we shown humility when confronted???
Honestly, I have failed many times, but the HOLY SPIRIT is always there to help us in our weakness. With HIS help you can start developing this JESUS’s character.
I have heard this saying from Charles Spurgeon’s message about meekness- He says that, ‘Only an empty vessel can be filled’.
Today empty yourselves and ask GOD to fill you with the same meekness that JESUS had when HE was crucified. And ask the HOLY SPIRIT to guide you and help you every step of life to reflect HIS humility.
Stay humble and let people see JESUS in you!
Spiritual Nuggets 4 U
Back in the days, when I was working as a Software Analyst I used to start my day at work by reading daily devotions followed by a small prayer. I really felt they were my energy boosters for that particular day. After I quit my job, I felt the LORD put this in my heart to start a blog for working professionals, students or stay at home moms like me to help them reflect on GOD's word each day. I hope and pray that GOD will speak to you personally through these blogs and you will be able to live your life for the glory of GOD.
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