True Humility

By 4th April 2020Reflections

‘He leads the humble in what is right and teaches the humble His way…’ (Psalm 25:9)

One of the things that has struck me most over the last couple of weeks is the humility shown by those who have selflessly sought to help others at this time. From health and key workers to community volunteers to good neighbours, all have demonstrated such a level of care, concern and compassion for others, looking to their needs above their own.

From a Christian perspective being humble means to understand that the low, the meek and the quiet are those whom God chooses to use in His Kingdom. True humility comes from knowing that through His Son God has redeemed us and offered us salvation. There is nothing we can do on our own to earn or merit this salvation – it comes to us by the Grace of God. It also involves an understanding of knowing who we are, to whom we belong and what we are called to be as well as an understanding of God’s Kingdom and the part that we are to play in the building up of that Kingdom relying on the strength and power of God.

Ultimately, to be truly humble means that we have to place our life in His hands and trust that He will lead us and guide us in all we do and enable us to be all that we can be as we seek to follow our Lord as best we can every day of our lives.

Lord, through Your Son You have truly shown us what it means to be humble. Help us, in Your strength, to follow in His footsteps and to play our part in Your Kingdom. In Jesus name. Amen