This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Luke 14:11 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the rewards of humility.
This week, I’ve been talking a lot about Gideon’s story. As we know, the Israelites came under attack from the Midianites, and God chose Gideon to save them.
Initially, Gideon was reluctant to take on the assignment, even though an angel of the Lord appeared before him. He doubted his ability to complete the task because he used logic and couldn’t comprehend how he was the best man for the job.
However, as I was reading Gideon’s story, I noticed something he did that I find very instructive. When the angel of the Lord appeared before him, he asked the angel for a sign to prove that it was really the Lord speaking to him.
Yet before he would see the sign, he brought the angel an offering. This was Gideon’s way of expressing a sense of humility and drawing closer to God.
Personally, I think this is what God was ultimately looking for in the man who would save the Israelites. Perhaps a person who was more qualified would have responded with a sense of arrogance. Gideon, on the other hand, responded with a sense of humility and sacrifice throughout the assignment until he ultimately achieved victory.
The next time we’re facing something that seems impossible, let us cling to these words to give us a sense of humility: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 (ESV)
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So today, remember humility wins.