Thursday, March 19, 2015
Humility Led Christ to the Cross
Solomon says in Proverbs 13:10 that "Only by prides comes contention". Whenever there are difficulties and contention amongst people, it is not necessary to look very far because the root problem is pride. It was pride that cast Satan from the Garden of Eden. It was pride that caused Adam and Eve to think they could have so much more. It was pride that caused Cain to murder his brother Abel. It is pride that caused the disciples to be concerned about greatness in Christ's kingdom. Pride is just the opposite of humility and yet it exists in our lives and churches much more often than humility.
If humility is what Christ prizes and Scripture commands, then the question must be asked: Do we pray for humility or for God to help humble us so that He might be glorified through our lives? Too often we desire to have our feet washed by others when we really need to be the foot washer--at least Jesus thought so. Pray for God to grant us the humility that would lead us into sacrifice, concern, and love for others.