It’s Pride Month and I am Proud of the Humble Man

During this Pride Month I am most proud of Jesus Christ, the humble man whose awesome work in me has totally transformed my life. I honesty didn’t know who I was until I really got to know Him and understand His grace. Perhaps you too can relate.

Yes, I grew up in church where I saw pride as a bad thing. And I still believe it’s not good to be proud of yourself – at least, not in an arrogant way. For as the scriptures say, God gives grace to the humble. With the humble there is wisdom. But what is true humility? Is it beating one’s self up or putting one’s self down. Is it saying, “Yeah, I know. I’m worthless. Why would anyone care about me?!!”?

For those who haven’t read the Bible, as well as for those who have, Moses is said to have written the first five books. And for what it’s worth, Moses called himself “the most humble man on earth.” (Numbers 12:3) Now, that doesn’t sound like a very humble statement, at least not in the sense that most people see humility. But there is a quote that someone wrote (I’m not sure who), and it states that “Humility is not thinking of yourself less but thinking less of yourself.” Moses was a man who thought more of God than probably anybody of his time. Whenever he had a problem with the million-plus crowd he had to lead, he looked to God for help.

And think of all the protesters Moses had to deal with. It seems all they ever did sometimes was complain.

Moses was indeed probably the most humble person of his time compared to others, but Jesus Christ showed even more humility. “Who, being in the form of God” became a man. And as a man, he “humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

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He did this to save ordinary people like me from death and bring us to God. That’s why, during this Pride month I am very proud of Him.

Sickness: Crutch, Cross or Enemy?

Do you serve Jesus better when you’re sick or when you’re well?

And could it be that fever is a fiery dart from hell?

Do you believe it is God’s will for you to stay depressed,

Even though God’s Word says Jesus healed all the oppressed?

He never treated sickness as a cross through which we’re blessed.

 

Self-pity, on the other hand, treats sickness as a cross.

“Come see me suffer for the Lord. He’s not an easy boss.”

But only God can show a person what lies in his heart.

His Spirit plumbs the depths of love that He seeks to impart,

Though some believe His goal is to upend their apple cart.

 

But if one’s illness is a cross, what purpose does it serve?

Does it glorify the Lord or does it strike a wounded nerve?

Man’s pride rejects God’s healing which he knows he can’t deserve.

He wants to pay for it himself. His sickness is a crutch,

Although his friends who gather near do not see it as such.

 

They offer him their sympathy which he will not turn it down.

Their sad words comfort him. He spreads their message all around.

No exploits are expected of this man, who’s sick in bed.

“He needs his rest. He needs his meds. Ask someone else instead.”

But who can comprehend the bitter thoughts inside his head?

 

Crutch, cross or enemy? Who knows? I’m not the one to judge,

But purity of doctrine is a thing I dare not fudge,

For those who would live godly lives in Christ will end up hurt.

They may be beaten physically with blows they can’t avert,

Scourged for the gospel’s sake, a man may even lose his shirt.

 

But that is not the same as burying one’s self in pain,

Because if it’s not done in love, then what has one to gain?

For only God is perfect love, and He believes all things.

So let’s accept that perfect love because there’s healing in His wings.

Receiving it exalts His name and of His goodness sings.

 

Scriptures:

Daniel 11:32; Acts 10:38; I Corinthians 13:7

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