Miga 6:8 Nee, Hy het reeds gesê wat reg is. Die Here verwag van julle om reg te laat geskied, om liefde en trou te bewys, en om nederig voor God te lewe. (NLV)
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If there’s one human attribute that seems to be missing from the lives of so many people in this day and age, it would have to be humility; having a modest opinion of one’s own importance.
I read a terrible article in my news feed the other day. Here’s the title: Want to sound more confident? Avoid these eleven words and phrases that make you look “weak”, say grammar experts.
And pretty much each of the eleven suggestions removed the tone of humility from a person’s conversation to make them sound arrogant. But that’s the way of the world these days, where humility is considered by many to be a weakness.
But let’s look at this from a different perspective – from God’s perspective.
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (NRSV)
Just think about that. In God’s eyes, humility isn’t a weakness. It’s not even a nice-to-have attribute. Far from being merely the icing on the cake, so as to speak, it’s a fundamental part of what it means to do good in God’s eyes.
But it’s not just humility on its own, but humility as we walk with God in our day-by-day, hour-by-hour journey through life. In other words, pulling our head in, not constantly demanding what we think we’re entitled to, honouring Him, obeying Him, putting others before ourselves.
How differently, do you think, would those who don’t yet believe in Jesus, view Him, see Him, if God’s people, by and large, lived like that?
What does the Lord require of you? To walk humbly with your God.
That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.