Scripture to Read: Luke 18:9-14
Repentance is the key to walking humbly with our Lord. When we repent, we willingly crucify our fleshly desires, confess them as sin, and turn back to our Lord to walk in right fellowship with Him. God wants us to choose an attitude of humility every moment of our daily lives. God says this several times throughout His Word, such as in Psalm 138:6, Proverbs 3:34, Matthew 23:12, James 4:6; James 4:10; 1 Peter 3:8; 1 Peter 5:5. These Scriptures are just a few examples of God making sure we understand that we must humble ourselves and walk in an attitude of humility toward Him and others. There are Scriptures, though, that we see where God chose to humble His children because they were unwilling to humble themselves (Deuteronomy 8:2-3; Deuteronomy 8:16; 2 Chronicles 28:19; Psalm 107:12; Daniel 4:37). Again, being humbled by God comes when we, as His children, are unwilling to humble ourselves. In Hebrews 12:5-11, God speaks of His loving discipline toward us as His children when we need to be lovingly disciplined to get back on track with Him. Humility is a choice, and we must work out the humility that God has given us through his Holy Spirit who dwells in us. We must examine our hearts each day and submit ourselves to God’s authority so that we walk humbly and honor our King through a godly humility.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about being humble?
2. What must you do, every day, to live in a constant attitude of humility?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!