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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Following And Serving In Humility

In summary of 1 Peter 5:5 it says,
“In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”

Bottom Line:
Willingly submit to leaders / elders above you.  All should serve each other in humility.  God opposes the proud but gives grace and favor to the humble.

What this means to me:
I must be willing to submit to any leader or elder above me.  I am to give them due respect and yield to their counsel.  I am to serve all others (whether I’m a leader or not) in humility.  I need to clothe myself with it each day - to put on, as it does not come naturally. God opposes and will go against those who are proud and that includes me, I’m not an exception.  He will give grace, favor and blessing to those who display humility.  So as a real servant who is humble, I should maintain a low profile and not promote or call attention to myself  In addition, instead of acting to impress, I am to put on the apron of humility and serve. If I am recognized for my service, I am to just humbly accept it but not allow it to go to my head.  Also, I’m not to serve in order to impress people with how spiritual I am.  As a servant, I should not do it for the approval or applause of others. I am to be content quietly serving in the shadows.  I need to realize that at times I may be serving in obscurity in some small place, feeling unknown and unappreciated. I need to remember that God put me where I’m at for a purpose!  He has every hair on my head numbered, and he knows right where I’m at.  So today I ask the Holy Spirit to help me to clothe myself in humility and to serve.  I need to obey and follow leadership above me.