Humility: A Strength, Not a Weakness

We live in a self-absorbed society. That is the simple truth. We want to say and do what we want, when we want. We put the focus on ourselves; sometimes consciously but also, inadvertently. This can be to the detriment of our fellow man. Being cognizant of others often takes a backseat to self servant ways.

This is not just a characteristic of the world, but of the modern church. Christians are so often portrayed as arrogant and hypocritical. Unfortunately, I believe that is perpetuated by the behavior of some. If one claims Christianity but doesn’t live what they speak, they are doing harm to body of Christ. It is in no way helping to win lost souls for Him.

The Bible tells us over and over to humble ourselves. Colossians 3:12 is one of my favorite verses. “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” The characteristics that Christians should display could not be any clearer! Our lives should be a walking testimony for the Lord.

Mistakenly, humility is often thought of as weakness or lack of confidence. That could not be farther from the truth! True humility is having confidence in your message but also, love and respect for the intended recipient. This is a vital strength needed for your Christian mission. You will never be truly successful in winning souls for the Lord without a humble spirit. Proverbs 22:3 tells us, “The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”

Speaking in love and humility is essential when delivering the truth of the Gospel. Often, if not we’re careful, Christians can give a ‘holier than thou’ air which is harmful to your witness. Jeremiah 9:23 says, “Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches.” The simple truth is Christians are no better than their fellow man. The only difference is the grace of God almighty! Romans 3:23 reminds us that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. We are only saved by the grace and mercy of Him; it is nothing of our own doing.

I urge you to seek the Lord continually for his guidance. We are called to spread Biblical truth to all but we need His help to win the lost. We cannot lead others to Christ without Him!

Be loving and kind in truth to all, friends. It is what we are called to do.

Until next time,

Erica Lee

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