Humble- not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive. We see this word “humble” recorded 24 times in the Bible. The very first time we read the word humble is in the book of Exodus and this is what we read;
Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
Moses is standing before the leader of Egypt as he asks him this question “how long will you refuse to humble yourself before the Lord? It’s a how long question. My youngest son would ask me over and over how long Dad before we get to; I would have to just make up a time and that seemed to work for a little while. But in this question we find a King refusing to humble himself before God the great high King. Then I went to the last verse that had this word humble recorded and we find it in the New Testament in the book of 1Peter;
1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Be ye humbled before God, and in his sight; quietly submit to his will; patiently bear every affliction without murmuring or complaining. He that is low in his pride and he that is down doesn’t need to fear of falling. Here, in this last verse we see that you and I should do what Moses was asking Pharaoh to do. It may not be a how long question but when will you! Not humbling ourselves could be a self problem; we like to say “I told you so, I knew that was going to happen, you should have asked me, yea, I was there I saw it all happen.” We get the pats on the back the good and kind words said about us and to us but in the process we really lose because we didn’t humble ourselves.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. We need to come to the place in our life where we are giving praise to the Lord for all He has and is doing; don’t become proud but humble ourselves before the Lord; and He will lift you up. Now I don’t have to be the big I, I don’t have to let self be Mr. Big I just need to be humble before the Lord and He will lift me up if needs be. Have a blessed weekend and pray for your Pastor that God will speak to you through him.