Being humble


James 4:6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

God resists the proud but gives grace to those who are humble.  God loves every action that is done with humility and service to God kind of attitude.

Grace is defined as God’s unmerited favor upon our lives.  Sometimes we receive so many things in our life that we least expected or deserved.  Have you ever wondered why some people are blessed beyond their expectations? Well, the answer is God’s grace.   How do we receive God’s grace? Simple, by being humble and doing what God wants us to do.  When God lifts us up from our lowliness, we should ascribe all the glory to Him alone instead of being proud and bragging about it.  David was a humble person.  Though he became a king, he never stopped communing with God or worshipping Him.  Joseph never forgot God in Egypt even in his worse condition. Throughout the Bible, God honored everyone who was humble and continued to be one.

Humility is not just a one-time act.  It is a lifelong act and character.  Jesus himself was so humble that He obeyed His Father’s plan of having to be crucified. We gain God’s favor and blessings if we remain humble.  So what are we to lose by being humble? We lose nothing but gain a lot of things.