Good day, Kingdom Queens.
Just another thought from my morning devotional reading. Psalm 119: 67-68, 71, 75
Before I was humbled, I used to go astray; but now I observe your word. You are good, and you do good; teach me your laws. (vv. 67-68 CJB)
Humility works in us for focus, observation and obedience. Humility “fixes” our perspective — where God allows something for good instead of seeing ourselves constantly as victims. God is good and He does good.
It was for my good that I have been humbled; it was so that I would learn your laws. (v. 71 CJB)
Humility works in our best interest, so we can learn God’s will. Isn’t that something? Situations — overwhelming ones, joyful ones, embarrassing ones — arrive that humble us all for the end result of learning God’s ways. He is definitely the Master Teacher.
I know, Adonai, that your rulings are righteous, that even when you humble me you are faithful. (v. 75)
Humility enforces the awareness in us that God is righteous and faithful. For some reason, it’s easier to endure a thing when you know the one who initiated it has no ill will toward you. That is the heart of our Father. His decisions are above-board, they are righteous. And humility helps us to agree with God’s will and acknowledge His faithfulness.
Be encouraged in the work of humility. Let it be, and let it become in you. One of my favorite songs, sung by Tramaine Hawkins, is based on these verses — It is Right and Good. All situations are not “bad” that humble us…but when the cup is bitter, still we applaud the Lord’s faithfulness. Amen!
Rejoice and receive all that grace that God gives to the HUMBLE! Selah, and love to all.