“And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12)kjv
If we uplift ourself, our humility suffers as a result, and when we elevate our humbleness, our self suffers..
But as Christians, we are considered to humble ourselves at all times seeing as we know that when we come to a stage where we humble ourselves, our selves will be directly effected, and that is what the Christian life is all about.
In accordance with the Bible, based on the tale of Kings Saul and David.
In the sight of God, Saul acted as a fool, while David acted as a wise man.
“And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.”(1 Samuel 13:13)kjv
“And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.” (1 Samuel 18:14)kjv
In our lives, if we give our place to our selfness, we will act foolishly, but if we humble ourselves and live accordingly, God will mentor us and give us wisdom.
“The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” (Psalms 25:9)kjv
If we look at David’s life, we can see that God was with him and that he acted wisely.
When we are rejected by others and encounter a challenging situation, we should accept God’s will and humble ourselves; God will guide us and give us guidance on how to act wisely.
Self will give us wrong advice; we should expect God to testify that you acted wisely, not foolishly.
Humbleness will not hasten to speak and will not regret it because it is wise, whereas selfism will hasten to speak and will later regret and repent.
If you examine the lives of Saul and David, we will notice that both committed sin in the sight of God.When Saul’s sinful actions were revealed, he did not humble himself, and even though he accepted his fault, he did not accept it willingly,whereas when David’s sin was revealed, he humbled himself and accepted it willingly.
When we ask for forgiveness from God, he expects us to truly repent.
There is blessing in humility.
Let God give us grace to humble ourselves.
Source: A paraphrase of a sermon presented by a preacher.