Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading Saturday, August 10, 2019

Theme: DEMANDS OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

Text: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” – Matthew 11:29.

Comment: To be meek and lowly in heart is an indication of humility.  Jesus Christ Our Lord and Master displayed uncommon humility when he took a basin of water and a towel and washed the feet of his disciples. – John 13:4-9.

 

Again, when the twelve apostles argued among themselves as to who would be the greatest among them, “… Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:1-4.

 

Some persons think too much of themselves because of their academic achievement, fame, beauty, knowledge, eloquence etc.  Hence, such persons look down on others.  To such persons, James the Apostle warned: “… God resisted the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James 4:6;  1 Peter 5:5,6) Jesus Christ attested to this when he said: “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” – Matthew 23:12.

 

Truly, humility is a stepping stone to greatness in life.  King Solomon stated: “The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.” – Proverbs 15:33;  18:12; Romans 12:3,16, etc.

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