Submit to God, Resist the Devil
I am reminded toady of 1 Peter 5:5-9 which states;
5 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."[a]
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. NKJV
Word Wealth: humble - means to be lowly in one's estimation of their own flesh, but strong in the realiization of who they are in Christ. It's not false humility - that is, giving the impression that one is dependent upon God for all thinsg but in reality, still striving to do things their own way. Rather, to experience the fullness of God we must give His Word priority (its proper positiion in our lives) accomplished in part when we 'cast aside' all dependence upon ourselves. Through godly humility we can confidently hand our life over to Christ Jesus completely.
Does humble pie taste good? For many, heck no! But like most things in life we've not developed a taste for, eating it regularly turns our taste buds around to where we can begin to savor it.
Just as drawing near to God in "the secret place" grants us the intentional mental exercise to seek out communion with God so too does casting aside all dependence upon ourselves and thus, giving the Word of God His proper place in our lives, enable us to experience the fullness of the Father's grace towards us in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!
GBY! Barbara :)
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