Friday, June 4, 2010

Heaven's Fast Track

"There is a blessing in being humble before God, and the Scriptures declare: God dwells with the humble (Isa. 57:15); the humble will inherit the land (Ps. 37:11); God looks to him (Isa. 66:2); God gives grace to the humble (Jas. 4:6); God exalts the humble (I Pet. 5:6, Lk. 18:14); and God brings good tidings to the humble (Isa. 61:1).

Paradoxically, the reward of the humble is often greatness. Those who seek greatness often find it eludes them, but those who seek to serve God wholeheartedly with a humble spirit will find that God not only looks on them with approval, but God also uses them for great things in His kingdom.

Man spends his life striving for greatness, recognition, and position. Yet Scripture says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up” (Jas. 4:10 )."

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