” Therefore I, the prisoner united with the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called. Always be humble, gentle, and patient, bearing with one another in love”. (Ephesians 4:1-2)
In the book of Ephesians 4:1-2, apostle Paul makes it clear that humility, gentleness, patience, and love must be, for those who are walking with Adonai, a daily lifestyle rather than an option to choose or reject. It is a command from the Lord. Every Word of the Bible is YHWH’s breath.
Believers are urged to live a life worthy of their calling, because by living in that manner, not only that we will bring glory to YHWH, but we will also become more effective in our witnessing to the losts.
Humility should be as much a part of us as the nutrients to our bodies.
Walking in humility will sometimes cost us a great deal but the benefit of it is worthwhile.
1 Peter 5:5, says that YHWH opposes the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble.
And we need YHWH’s grace as we face difficult moments throughout our Christian walk.
Another benefit of humility is that as we humble ourselves under the hands of YHWH He will lift us up at the right timing, and the right season. Since only YHWH knows the proper time and expression of His exaltation in for our lives.
The attitude of humility may be contrary to the world’s view and our sinful nature, but YHWH will supply His grace as we seek to walk in humility toward YHWH and others.
Peter displays a better understanding of humility when he wrote 2 Peter 1:21 “For never has a prophecy come as a result of human willing – on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach Hakodesh spoke a message from YHWH”.
YHWH will enter into an intimate relationship with those who practice humility.
“For thus says the High, Exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy: I live in the high and holy place but also with broken and humble, in order to revive the spirit of the humble and revive the hearts of the broken ones”. (Isaiah 57:15)
Yeshua Himself addressed the Code Ethic of humility. He taught it and practiced it by washing the disciples’s feet (John 13:1-11).
Yeshua modeled it again by leaving His throne and becoming obedient even unto death (Philippians 2:8)
Apostle Paul urges us to practice humility (Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:12). Humility is for all believers to practice, but it cannot be done in our brabery.
“Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips” (Proverbs 27:2)
But what does humility look like?
The answer will be in the next blog.