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Weekday devotionals for Christians

 

Psa 10:1  Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Psa 10:2  The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psa 10:3  For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth

Psa 10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

 

I want to point out something about humility before I move on.  Humility helps us out in two main areas.

1. Humility will help my mountain top experiences to not be so high.  At first this may sound bad, but it is not.  If stability is what you want in life, then humility will help you achieve it.

Why should I not want to have an enormous High?  Because our valleys are measured by our mountain top “Highs”.  How do you know that you are in a valley?  Because you are next to a mountain.  And when you are next to a mountain, you feel pretty low.  So what do I mean by my first point?  When I stay humble, I realize that any good thing that comes from me is not me, but in fact it is God working through me.  I therefor do not get a big fat head thinking more highly of myself than I ought to think.

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

2. Humility keeps me from going into the deep dark recesses of depression (my valley).  When I remember that all good that comes from me is God, I won’t be shocked to realize that I was made from dirt.

Psa 103:14  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

God on purpose chose to make us from dust.  Why, I don’t know for sure, but I will ask Him when I get to Heaven.  I have a theory though why I was made from dust, to remind me of what I was before God came along.  Guess what, God knows that you will mess up and mess up and continue to mess up.  That is why He put this verse in the Bible:

Rom 5:20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

When I allow Humility to remind me of these things, I keep my valleys from going to low because I am really just a clump of dust; I also keep my mountain top highs a little lower, because the higher I go, the harder and farther I fall.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather have a more stability in my christian life, than a roller coaster life that is full of all kinds of drama!

February 9, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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