Monday, October 7, 2013

Thoughts on Humility -part 7 - More Blessings

Yes, there are more blessings to look forward to.  God is waiting to bless us with all spiritual blessings, we are the ones holding Him up.  Ephesians 1:3  "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.'

Matthew 18:4  "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."  Most little children are humble, aren't they?  We would do well to be the same if we want to be great in God's kingdom.

Proverbs 3:34  "Surely He scorns the scorner, but gives grace to the humble."  We all need His grace, we can't live without it, so it is a great blessing of grace added to all the rest of the blessings that being humble bring.  We cannot out give God, it is impossible, He has so much stored up for us, it is up to us whether we will receive His gifts or not.

James 4:6  "But He gives more grace, therefore He says;  God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."  See, He gives even more grace to the humble in heart.

He even wants to heal our land or our nation, as we read in 2 Chronicles 7:14.  He is such a great God, there is no limit to what He wants to do for us if we just humble ourselves in His sight and seek Him faithfully.
Can you fathom all these gifts that He wants to pour out on us if we will just humble ourselves before Him and before others and esteem others better than ourselves and put others first?

1 Peter 5:5,6,7  "Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders, Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you."  Can you hear God pleading to submit ourselves to one another and be clothed with humility so that He can bless us because He cares for us.  How can we turn that down?  Why would we turn it down?  I don't have a good answer, do you?

Tomorrow, our study will be on something called 'false humility', a warning no less that we could if we are not careful, get caught up in.  Be sure to tune in, warnings are always welcome to keep us on track.  Be faithful my friend, God does care for you, so cast your cares on Him and let Him take care of you.  He is taking good care of me and He will do the same for you.  Grandma Joan

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