Do you spend more time looking down at others, or looking up to God above you?
I pray this story spoken by Jesus will help you reflect on the importance of approaching life with a humble spirit and understanding the outcome of prideful living. But first let’s look at the definition humble.
Definition of humble
having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.
“he was humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists”.
Similar to respectful.
The story of the Humble Tax-Collector
“Also, to some who were relying on their own righteousness and looking down on everyone else, he told this parable: “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Parush and the other a tax-collector. The Parush stood and prayed to himself, ‘O God! I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity — greedy, dishonest, immoral, or like this tax-collector! I fast twice a week, I pay tithes on my entire income,… ’ But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God! Have mercy on me, sinner that I am!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home right with God rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.””
Luke (Luk) 18:9-14 CJB
Heavenly Father, thank you for all that you do for us including your provision and family. I pray I hold your scriptures and words hidden in my heart where I can recall your teaching. Forgive me for my sins as I forgive those who make mistakes. In Jesus name Amen.