Humble pie

“The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, ‘The Lord is just.’”  2 Chronicles 12:6.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 1 Kings 13-14, 2 Chronicles 12, and Philippians 3.

God is watching our attitudes.

Great attitude displayed in this verse.  God had judged them harshly and they are saying that they deserved it.

Am I ready to admit that I am mistaken?  Do I always want to be right?  Sometimes and often.

I often fool myself into thinking that my good qualities outweigh my not-so-good qualities.  I imagine God seeing the balance sheet reflecting more goods than bads.

God doesn’t see things that way.  He sees what I really am………..and it’s not good.  I have no business thinking that my being good carries weight with Him.

God would rather that I see my weaknesses.  This will keep me from self-righteousness.  I will be certain that I absolutely need Him involved in all that I do or else I will mess things up.  Even if things go good, I’m likely to take credit for it and ignore God.

“I am a sinner deserving nothing from You, Father.  Yet You took care of my sin problem.  You carried them away as far as the East is from the West.  They are no more.  Hallelujah!  I turn to You in weakness and ask for Your Holy Spirit to overwhelm my life.  To make it worthy of being Your child.  I need You every second.”

Has anyone ever suggested that you/I are humble?  Why not?


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