2 Chronicles 7:11-16
11So Solomon finished the Temple of the lord, as well as the royal palace. He completed everything he had planned to do in the construction of the Temple and the palace. 12Then one night the lord appeared to Solomon and said,“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this Temple as the place for making sacrifices.13At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 15My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. 16For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy—a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.
Oh, Lord it’s hard to be humble
As I pondered what to write about today’s scripture passage, knowing we’ve covered repentance and humility all week, I wondered what to say. The question I kept asking myself was,
How many ways can a person talk about humility?
Is there any more ways to cover being humble? I talked about this dilemma with my wife, mentioned this passage of scripture, and she said,
It always reminds me to be humble.
Which really is the point. It’s not about how many ways we can talk about humility. It’s about how many times we talk about humility. Each time we talk about it, read about it, hear about it, think about it, we are reminded to be humble.
Which isn’t easy.
As the old country song goes,
Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble…when you’re perfect in every way!
Humility may be hard, but it’s necessary. We can’t hear the message enough.
Humble yourself. Pray. Repent. Seek God.
We need reminded. We need humility because it’s what God responds to. Humility is was causes him to open His eyes and ears to our needs.
Thank you Lord for reminding me to be humble…again.