As we marinate on Colossians 3:12 this year, we unearth a commandment to clothe ourselves in humility.
In Phillipians 2:3, we learn humility is about counting others more significant than yourself.
In Proverbs 11:2, we discover it is the opposite of pride and the beginning of wisdom.
1 Peter 5:5 explains humility requires us to listen and respect those wiser than us.
Isaiah 66:2 tells us God will look upon those contrite in spirit and those who tremble at His word.
God treasures authentic humility.
A true humble heart knows its own depravity and brokenness. A humble heart hungers for purity, wholeness and truth. A contrite heart braves rejection of man for the truths of God.
When Isaiah approaches God’s throne, he is completely floored and overwhelmed. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips.” His heart grieves. He fully sees his depravity before a holy God.
Young king Solomon, knowing that he can’t rule wisely, humbly asks for wisdom. Instead of asking for power and wealth, he is deeply concerned for the well-being of the people he rules.
In both stories of humility, God provides abundant Grace (God’s undeserved mercy and favor) and blessing.
Humility is not for the light-hearted. It takes great strength and courage.
The abortion-wounded woman braves the hard truth and grief of her abortion.
She becomes aware of the depravity of her decision.
Then… she boldly and humbly walks to the throne and leaves it at His feet.
The beautiful fruit... She receives the unmerited favor God has provided in Jesus.
It is here, that we walk WITH her, to the throne, knowing we are equal in our brokenness before Him.
It is here, we lock arms with her. Embracing. Loving. Supporting.
It is here, we hope and pray.
It is here, we have the privilege of seeing God treasure authentic humility.
And it is here, we begin to see His restoration of broken-hearts destroyed by abortion.
Always in Him,
Rhana Castle, our communications specialist, can be found with her husband Charlie, doting over her precious (aka spoiled) beagles, Ginger and Sherlock. In the meantime, at the office, she wrangles pretty pictures for social media posts and navigates INFG's database.