Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15, 2021
HUMILITY: THE SAINT’S HALLMARK
TEXT: PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11
MEMORY VERSE: “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (PHILIPPIANS 2:8).
Humility is a very important Christian virtue that marks us out as real followers of Christ. Kris Vallotton said: “True humility is not the absence of confidence but rather, strength restrained.”
Jesus Christ is the ultimate model of humility and servanthood. He was of a meek and humble Spirit. He was humble and obedient both to God and man. Thus, He laid aside the splendour of His glory as God and took upon Him the human form.
He subjected Himself to His parents, worked at the trade of a carpenter, conversed with the meanest of men and washed His disciples’ feet. He also complied with His Father’s will. Humility made Him to offer His life as a sacrifice to the Father to save humanity.
Humility is an issue of the heart and requires genuine repentance for all sins with inward transformation of heart. You should not wait for God to humble you as that will only result in humiliation as it was in Nebuchadnezzar’s case. Make humility a lifestyle, and God will take you higher every day.
QUOTE: Make humility a lifestyle.
CHALLENGE: Be a model of humility.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, give me a meek and humble spirit like that of Jesus Christ.