God Exalts The Humble
Peter in his first epistle tells us that God: “resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5; KJV). To walk in humility and have a humble heart are cardinal virtues of the Christian. We are commanded to humble ourselves before God. (1 Peter 5:6)
Jesus is our greatest example of one humbled before God the Father. Jesus gave up the privileges of the God head to come to earth as a man and humbled himself to the point of death on a cross (Phil 2:5-9). Notice that as a result of Jesus humility God was able to exalt him. God will also exalt the man or woman that will humble them self before God. (1 Peter 5:6)
What does it mean to be humble, to walk in humility? The words mean to make low, to be modest, to see ourselves as small and limited without God but able to do all things with God’s help (Phil 4:13). Perhaps the most significant part of the meaning of these words is that we need to be submitted to God and teachable.
Are we teachable? Can God address us in any area of our lives? To be teachable is not just to be a good listener but it is to allow the word of God to convict and change us and for us to be obedient.
Our teachability will determine how far we progress in our Christian walk, how much God can work in us, through us and for us. We are nothing without God. We need to humble ourselves and allow God to change us so we can be all he wants us to be. That’s the God kind of life.