An Humble Spirit – Proverbs 16:19

Proverbs 16:19 – Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Humility seems to be the antithesis of typical human behavior. We see triumph most often as a fist pump and dance around the in-zone, but Jesus teaches us the opposite. Instead of seeking the limelight, Christ teaches to put God first and others a close second with ourselves pulling up the rear. Christians should say, “I’ve got your back” with purpose.

The key to humility then is deference. Often this means that we must put the priorities of others before our own, but at other times it means leadership. Jesus, the Apostles, and the Prophets were meek and humble, but they were also bold leaders of men more powerful than them in the world. Their success was possible because of the Lord. Too often we are deceived by the world’s delights and strive to gain the world in spite of heaven. Jesus revealed that when strive for heaven, we will gain the world in the effort. Spend your time elevating others and you will find blessing.

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