Tuesday, January 26, 2010


2 Chronicles 12:6
So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, “The LORD is righteous.”

The bible says God wants us to be humble (James 4:6). But what exactly is humble? We know Jesus was humble. But what exactly did Jesus do to be humble? What can we do to be humble?

We have to say that God is right. He is righteous. Righteous has a few meanings:
a. strictly observant of morality
b. justifiable/considered to be correct
c. responding to injustice.

When we accept that God is these things and say it, we are being humble. But where does that get us?

2 Chronicles 12:7-8
Now when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying “They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance. My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. Nevertheless they will be his servants, that they may distinguish My service from the service of the kingdoms of the nations.”

By humbling themselves, the Israelites got out of God’s wrath being poured on them. But they still sinned (they forsook God), so they still needed some sort of punishment. So now they would be Shishak’s servants, and God even had a lesson planned for them to learn while doing serving. They were going to learn the difference between serving God and serving others.

God wants us to be humble, by accepting that He is God. When we do, His wrath won’t fall on us.

To accept Christ, one has to be humble, or they won’t be able to do it. By being humble, God’s wrath feel on Jesus’ shoulders, not ours. Hallelujah!

In His Service,

1 comment:

Joyce said...

What are the best biblical examples of humility?