Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
(1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV).
Humility is a special gift from God that he bestows on us out of his love and mercy.
Jesus Christ is our great example of humility. He had so much power when he was on earth, he healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead and yet he remained humble even to the shameful death on the cross.
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross”. (Phil 2:8)
Never a day did he look down on his disciples or reprimand them for not bowing down to him or worshipping him he served them instead and even washed their dirty feet.
I used to be a member of a popular church and during the time of “lent”, the big leader decided that there would be feet washing service after the example of Jesus Christ, we all came together and when it was time, twelve people who were preselected came out and sat around the altar and a basin of water was brought, but what followed next, was a shock to me, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The big leader instead of Washing the people’s feet, started washing their hands one after the other. I was new in the place but I knew my Bible very well, that there was no where in the Bible were Jesus washed the disciples hands.
I thank God for the gift of salvation, I left that group of gathering several years ago.
Ignorance is not an excuse. The word of God says, in Hosea 4:6a, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge………….”.
You are not under any obligation to wash people’s feet in your gathering, if you want to do it, do it as it is stated in the Bible or don’t do it at all.
Humility is a virtue. A special gift from God.
We are told in Colossians 3:12,
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering”.
Jesus told his disciples that the greatest among them should be their servant.
“But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant”. (Matt 23:11).
Are we seeing that today? No!
Proverbs 22:4 says, “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life”.
Let us determine in our hearts today, by the grace of almighty God to walk in love and humility.
The love of God is forever abundant to perfect his work in our lives.
May the ever sufficient grace of God help us to be humble in all circumstances of our lives in Jesus mighty name. Amen! Shalom!