Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
Gracious Father, thank you for making it clear in Your Word what genuine humility is, how You feel about it, and how it affects the Christian life.
Thank you for showing that humility is not having a low self-esteem; it is the exact opposite if I recognize that all that I am and all that I have comes directly from You.
“…God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.‘ James 4:6
All-Wise Father, I ask for wisdom on how to live my life with the proper humility and an understanding of the destructiveness of pride. Your Word says “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18.
I thank You for the insight You gave Johnathan Edwards on the subject of humility when he said “Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.”
Show me how humility allows me to see that I am weak and in need of You in my life. Remove pride from my life, since it is one of Satan’s greatest tools of destruction, and direct me to live out 1 Peter 5:6-8 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
Lord, may You be glorified by this prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.