“…for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the
Humble” (1 Peter 5:5).
The Bible says God gives strength to the humble but sets himself against the proud and haughty (James 4:6 TLB). If you want to always experience divine favour in your life, then you must be humble. Humility is a key to greatness, success and promotion.
God resists the proud. The more they try to rise or forge ahead in life, the more He exerts Himself in opposition against them. Their pride inevitably sets them against God’s favour and loving-kindness.
This is the reason some people, in spite of their great abilities, can’t seem to fathom why they aren’t making much progress in their lives. They’ve watched others who didn’t have as much talents as themselves make progress and get promoted, hence they’ve even become bitter against everybody else. What they don’t realize is that their stagnation or lack of progress isn’t the doing of other men; God is actually resisting them because of their pride.
I urge you today, choose the way of success; choose humility—the pathway to greatness. Pride goes before a fall, but humility precedes promotion. God’s promotion for the humble is certain, therefore keep walking in humility, and you’ll find yourself being elevated several steps at once (Psalms 75:6). Remember, a man’s pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit (Proverbs 29:23).
I have a humble and meek spirit! I walk in humility towards others and my communication is enhanced by the right attitude in Jesus’ Name. Therefore my promotion comes from God in due time.
Matthew 18:4; Matthew 23:12; Proverbs 29:23
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 17:1-19, 1 Samuel 3-7
2 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 13:1-14, Psalm 119:145-160