STRENGTH IN HUMILITY

Worldly ways will tell us

That there’s weakness in humility,

But worldly patterns will contradict

God’s ways and reality.

Humility is an honourable trait;

It carried Jesus to the cross,

To fulfil the greatest mission ever accomplished

Compensating for our loss.

Humility has hidden strengths;

It learns to serve with gratitude,

Without a price or a reward

And it is kind and never rude.

A gentle and a humble spirit

Is precious in God’s eyes;

It’s a peacemaker with meekness

And it’s quick to apologise.

The company of the humble

Is preferred over all the arrogance,

Because when humility is sincere

The benefits will be immense.

Humility has a hidden power

When it relies on God the Father,

And when miracles occur and prayer is answered

The glory belongs to Him and to no other.

A broken spirit and a contrite heart

Is like treasure in God’s eyes;

He hears our prayers and feels our pain

And empathises with our cries.

Humility is to be submissive

To God and to His ways,

And irrespective of the trials we face

We live to give Him praise.

Humility becomes increasingly rare

When worldly ways do grip the heart,

But through repentance and restoration

We are truly set apart.

There is strength in humility

And we thank God that Jesus Christ,

Was a humble lamb led to the slaughter

But resurrected by God’s might.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”  Philippians 2:5-7

“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name…”. Philippians 2:8-9

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise.”  Psalm 51:17

“But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”  Isaiah 66:2

“Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”  1 Peter 3:4

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say, rejoice!”  Philippians 4:4

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  Matthew 5:9

“Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”  1 John 2:15-17

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