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February 2018: A Word From Dr. Stanley

Are you actively pursuing humility? It’s not a very popular trait in the world’s eyes, but God values it highly. However, knowing we need it and learning how to develop it are two different things. So where do we begin?

Humility could be defined as a low estimation of our own self-importance, accompanied by a servant attitude and absolute dependence on the Lord. What a contrast this is to the world’s quest for prominence, power, and self-determination!

When you let the Scriptures shift your gaze from yourself to the Almighty, humility will begin to take root.

You might wonder how to live humbly in a world that’s going the opposite direction. Humility is born out of a high view of God. The more you recognize His greatness, the more you will, by contrast, see yourself in a lowly position. Notice what the Bible says about God—what He’s like, how He’s different from you, which things delight Him. When you let the Scriptures shift your gaze from yourself to the Almighty, humility will begin to take root.

As this attitude develops, you’ll discover why it’s vital for salvation and the life of faith. A humble spirit paves the way for the other Christian graces to flow into your life—changing thoughts, priorities, and behaviors.

This brings 1 Peter 5:6 to mind: “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God.” Perhaps the ultimate expression of humility is surrender to His right to rule over you. Won’t you let this month’s devotions lead you into a higher view of God and a yielded, submissive attitude toward Him and others?

 
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6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,

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