Remember that time you got into an argument with that certain someone? And remember how you recalled something one way, and they recalled it another? Then you both took a firm stand and neither of you would budge. And you just knew you could figure out that one thing to say so they could see where they got it wrong. But then they said something that proved you wrong. And you had to admit it. Remember that time or those times?
Yeah, me neither.
Because, when you’re wrong, it can be so difficult to admit it.
But humility can be (and should be) your greatest strength. So, why do think it’s so hard to be humble?
Maybe it’s because you think more like the lyrics in that old Mac Davis song. “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble. When you’re perfect in every way. I can’t wait to look in the mirror…’cause I get better looking each day.” Sure, Mac was using facetious humor. But it’s funny because there’s a lot of truth in it.
And it’s important to see life from the right perspective. You and I are not “all that and a bag of chips,” when compared to Creator of the universe. Think about it. When was the last time you thought about something, and spoke some words, and what you thought about appeared?
A: it happens all the time. Or B: uh…never
Yeah. Me too.
That brilliant guy named Paul, who wrote to all us gentiles, thought it was crucial to be patient and humble. But he showed us how it’s important so we can teach and correct others. Yep, even correct them. He said:
“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition…”
But admit it. That’s more than a little difficult sometimes. Right?
And that’s where the strength of humility comes in.
When you can admit that, on your own merits, you’re not worthy of eternal life, you can help others understand that about themselves, too.
But who cares? Why even bother with what others choose for their lives?
Because if you don’t, it shows how much you hate them. Sure, that sounds harsh. But it’s true. If you don’t care what happens to others when they die, you certainly can’t call that brotherly love.
And your Creator wants you to tell other people He’s got eternal life waiting for them. But they need to know they haven’t done a thing in the world to deserve it. And they need to be able to admit it’s true. Yeah, it’s tougher for some than others. But no pain, no gain.
Can I get an Amen
From the people who know
How to get to Heaven,
When it’s time to go?
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