GREATNESS OF HUMILITY!
“Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar” (Psalm 138:6).
If you, the children of God understand the blessings of humility, you will receive the grace from God. He not only regards the lowly but also gives grace to them.
Look at the life of Mahatma Gandhi who is called as “The father of the nation.” How great is his humility! Even though he was a gentile, God looked at his humility. He exalted and blessed him in the nation.
Once, when Mahatma Gandhi was travelling in the southern parts of India, he saw the poorest of the poor there. Many among them did not have even a dress to wear. Seeing this, he too wanted to associate himself with them and as a result, he threw away all the costly foreign clothes and desisted wearing such dresses.
He resolved to wear only the Indian made simple dresses. Though he was a rich person, highly learned man and had travelled to several nations, he willed to follow simplicity.
Dear children of God, do you want God to look at you? Do you want to receive grace from the eyes of God? Bring humility in you. The eyes of God which look after the whole of the world, look only at those who are humble. That is what God asks from you.
The Scripture says “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).
If at all I want to introduce you a humble personality, I do not like to present before you anybody else other than Jesus Christ. Just meditate His humility alone. Though Jesus, the glorious King is at par with Father, He decided to enrobe with humility. “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).
How humbly He was born in a stable! How humbly He was brought up in a carpenter’s home! The foxes had holes, the birds of the air had nests but Christ who humbled Himself had no space to lay His head.
He preached from the boats that were not His own. The donkey on which He sat and travelled was not His own. The cemetery where He was buried was not His own. How simple was the life which Christ led! Dear children of God, wear humility.
To meditate: “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10).