What is humility? How is it present (or absent) in your life? Are there changes you must make?
Don't get the attitude that you've mastered everything there is to know about humility! In this life, there will always be more to learn - and to apply to your life. The better you understand your own sinfulness and God's holiness, the more you will understand what humility is all about. Think about Paul's attitude at the end of his life (1 Timothy 1:15-17). Today, most people would praise him as a shining example of spirituality and godliness.- many even name church buildings after him! But his own attitude about himself was quite the opposite.
You will have the opportunity to practice the things you learned. There will be times you fail to respond in the proper way - perhaps many times. The way you respond to your failures will be just as important as whether or not you successfully showed humility. Do not succumb to the discouragement-type humility, and give-up your struggle against sin! Learn from your failures (let God teach you) and go on.
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Dennis Hinks © 1998