By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22: 4
Humility – painfully difficult to obtain (requires death) and maintained only by the sovereign hand of God. To be genuine, humility must be a reflection of God in us. We can act humble without being humble. When that is the case, it is more manipulation than sanctification.
Genuine humility does more to thwart and resolve conflict than making one’s point. What keeps humility from being manipulated and making it genuine? The fear of the Lord. When humility ceases to be self-centered and becomes God-centered it moves from being an action to being a motive of the heart. It moves from something we do to something we are.
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at email@example.com.