I recently heard someone say that God is so much more humble than us. That statement struck me in the deepest places, as I realized the truth of it.
Imagine how much humility it takes to look at each person, full of their own issues and pride…and still lay down your life for them. Accepting those who reject you over and over again. Imagine being mocked and accused of not existing and still blessing those people. Imagine being hated and still loving so much you laid down your life for a person.
Yes, God is way more humble than us.
It’s a rather convicting thought, isn’t it?
I wonder how much humility we are to present to the world? We all know the answer. We are to be like Him…and He never holds back.
His way is the humble way.
I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to Me by taking from what is Mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is Mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is Mine and make it known to you. John 16:12-15
Isn’t it beautiful that even toward the end…when Jesus knew His crucifixion was near He prayed for us…
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know You, I know You, and they know that You have sent Me. I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.” John 17:25-26
No matter what was happening, Jesus’ thoughts were for us. He was always thinking about drawing us near. How great is our God. It’s unreal. It’s truly humbling.
Even after dying on the cross, Jesus took time to come back and meet with His disciples. He broke bread with them and instructed them. His every thought was about drawing us near and giving understanding.
Oh, how I hate every bit of pride in my heart. Pride is the enemy of presence.
I love how scripture says…
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” 1 Corinthians 1:19
What have we to be prideful over? We are nothing without Him.