The Admirable Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 189)
Matthew 5:5 (NLT)
God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.
In our society, humility is greatly needed but rarely talked about. It is even more rare for one to possess it. Many people are concerned with who is right as opposed to what is right. Gentleness, meekness, and kindness — all signs of true humility — are not signs of feebleness, but of discipline and character.
God wants his children to be humble in spirit, word, attitude, and action because humility brings about other gifts that we could not otherwise obtain. A truly humble spirit is devoid of pretense and putting on airs. Humility in God’s economy is about one who is careful to know the truth, speak the truth, and do the truth.
True humility is not a low view of one’s self, it is also a deep and abiding foundation of virtue, respect, and honor that induces blessings. Life is a lesson in humility. God had to break even his best servants — Moses, Abraham, David, and Paul — to teach them this all important lesson. Humbleness of character and spirit is the grace which makes every other grace affable and admirable.
The humble are blessed because they do not engage in pettiness and rise above small, hateful attitudes. In a world where gracious and charactered individuals may seem pushed aside for the rowdy and undisciplined, at the end of the day, those who are humble are the winners who inherit God’s choice blessings in this life and the next.
“True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.”
— Tryon Edwards