Humility is a secret of blessing!

Humility is a secret of blessing!

“I will bless the Lord , who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.” Psalm 16:7-9

Psalm 16 has the words which David speaks of his relation to God, and that reminding us of the very spirit Christ had also towards his Father. It is this humble spirit: that he always declared he was nothing and that God was all. His life was that of absolute submission and dependence upon the Father’s will. His humility was that he simply surrendered himself totally to God, to allow Him to do in him what he pleased. O, I wish we all can do that. It is in this state of mind of bringing us to this disposition that we are made partakers of Christ.

Friends, here is the path to higher life – Humility!

Seek not for exaltation in anyway or form, that’s God’s work to do!
1 Peter 5:6-10 teaches us, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Look to it that you abase and humble yourselves in every way, take no place of prominence before God or man but carry with you at all times that servant spirit – that he may exalt you in due time. One thing you need is humility, that seek after; “Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee.” Psalm 16:1-2

  • do not seek high seats, the father will give it to those for whom it was prepared.
  • aim no high things
  • whosoever will be chief among you, let him be a servant. Even as the the son of man came to serve.

Jesus says, “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:13-14). Pride and self exaltation is the gate and the birth and the curse of hell.

  • The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot, Psalm 16:5

Humility is a secret of blessing!

Psalm 16:11 says, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” That path is humility! Thou wilt shew me the path of life: that Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” Hebrews 5:8-9

He says, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29). Christ conquered pride which the devil had managed to breathe upon the children of man. Listen to this;

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? [2] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: [3] But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. [4] And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: [5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [6] And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Genesis 3:1-6

If man had not listened to the devil, the relation of man to God could still be one of unceasing, absolute and universal dependence. But the loss of humility – pride, and the thought of wanting to be equal with God, was the root of every sin and evil we see today. It was when Satan and his fallen angels began to look upon themselves with self complacency that they were led to disobedience, and were cast down from heaven into outer darkness, even so it was, when the serpent breathed the poison of his pride, the desire to be as God, into the hearts of humans, that they too fell from their high estate into all this mess that man is now. Nothing can be our redemption except the restoration of the lost humility, the original and only true relation of man to God and so Jesus came to bring humility back to you, to make us partakers of it, and by it to save us.

Upon realising this, David cried;

“I will bless the Lord , who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.” Psalm 16:7-9

 

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