ECWA GOSPEL CHURCH GRA BIDA
“DAILY COMMUNION WITH GOD”
AT THE TABLE OF LOCKDOWN
18th April, 2020
TOPIC: Before honour is humility.
BIBLE READING: – Proverbs 15:20-33
Humility is the foundation of all Christ-likeness. The only personal thing that Christ said about Himself was “I am meek and lowly in heart” Matt. 11:29. Today devotion is going to draw our attention to what will become of a humble hearted individual
Humiliation of soul alwaysbrings a positive blessing with it.If we empty our hearts of self God will fill them with His love. He who desires close communion with Christ should remember the word of the Lord, “To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My word.” Humility is a doorstep if you would climb to heaven. Do we not say of Jesus, “He descended that He might ascend”? so must you.
You must grow downwards, that you may grow upwards; for the sweetest fellowship with heaven is to be had by humble souls, and by them alone. God will deny no blessing to a thoroughly humbled spirit. “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” with all its riches and treasures.
The whole treasury of God shall be made over by deed of gift to the soul which is humble enough to be able to receive it without growing proud because of it. God blesses us all up to the full measure and extremity of what it is safe for Him to do.
If you do not get a blessing, it is because it is not safe for you to have one. If our heavenly Father were to let your un-humbled spirit win a victory in His holy war, you would steal the crown for yourself, and meeting with a fresh enemy you would fall a victim; so that you are kept low for your own safety. Humility leads to God’s protection from the enemy.
When a man is sincerely humble, and never ventures to touch so much as a grain of the praise, there is scarcely any limit to what God will do for him. Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace, and fits us to deal efficiently with our fellow men.
True humility is a flower which will adorn any garden, it beautify us. This is a source with which you may season every dish of life, and you will find an improvement in every case. Whether it is prayer or praise, whether it is work or suffering, the genuine salt of humility cannot be used in excess.
Prayer:Oh Lord adorn me with the garment of humility