Humble vs. Humbled

Re:Verse passage – Luke 18:9-14 (day four)

Verse 14 – “…for everyone who exalts himself will humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

If you were to do a Word Search in Scripture of the word ‘humble’, you would find it all through Scripture.  Several characteristics are evident through the search.  Lesson 1 – Humility is a necessary factor in our relationship with God.  Lesson 2 – There is a difference between being humble and being humbled.

Humility is a choice we make before God that recognizes who God is and who we are in relation to Him.  To be humbled before God is a position we are forced into in order to help us understand who God is.  One state is rewarding, one is…well…humbling!  We can choose our state of heart and mind before God.  If we choose to be humble, Isaiah 66:2 says God will look upon us.  If we choose pride, we can expect to be humbled before God. Which will you choose?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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