A Glory Seed Devotional
Humility, Jesus, and You…
“Jesus clearly did not come to help angels, but he did come to help Abraham’s descendants. He had to be one of us, so that he could serve God as our merciful and faithful high priest and sacrifice himself for the forgiveness of our sins. And now that Jesus has suffered and was tempted, he can help anyone else who is tempted.” (Hebrews 2:16–18, CEV)
The Psalmist in Psalms 8 verse 5 tells us we were created a little lower than angels and we’ve been crowned honor and glory. We were created with some of the Creator’s own “stuff” in us in other words we’ve been created to be a cut above all of creation. One of the greatest temptations we face is the propensity of some to think more highly of ourselves than we should (Romans 12:3). And alongside that temptation is the propensity to think less of ourselves than we should.
The temptation occasionally I struggle with is the tendency to think of myself less than I should. Pride has never been a struggle for me but I am sure over the years I’ve been quite a handful for Jesus as he’s helped me struggle through the temptation of misguided humility.
While I am no expert in the “Human Sciences” I am an experienced human therefore I will humbly try to explain what I mean by misguided humility. One of the ways I think of humility is being a part of the entire picture knowing we’ve something to contribute and not drawing unnecessary attention to ourselves. Misguided humility is when we realize we have a contribution to make and because we feel inferior or made to feel inferior we contribute nothing.
True humility must never be associated with weakness but my experience with misguided humility is quite another story. However not only do we have the writer of Hebrews telling us Jesus helps us with our temptations we also have Jesus’ promise. “But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit
yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” (John 14:26–27, AMP)
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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Jesus said, “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.” (John 8:12, CEV)
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Scriptures marked CEV, “Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.”
Scriptures marked AMP have been takenfrom The Amplified Bible. (1987). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.