The Bible teaches that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Jesus also said that those who exalt themselves would be humbled, but those who humble themselves would be exalted (Luke 14:11).
Humility is not weakness or acting out with a false sense of excellence by acting mousy to appear holy but instead recognizing our dependence on God boldly and without fear, remorse, or ungodly compromise. That said, humility is modestly and straightforwardly honoring God instead of oneself.
We exalt Jesus Christ before man, myths, and self while walking out our assignment powerfully. After all, it is Christ’s righteousness we must steward virtuously while exercising God’s gifts responsibly for the greater good, not our own.
That said, we seek to please God in all things so that all good things from Heaven rest on the people—it takes a stripping of all worldliness, and the pain of purpose realized leads to a bold yet compassionate character.
Too often, the anointing or spiritual gifts (Galatians 3:28) lead to a lavish lifestyle and mindset, and it’s never God’s intention to have pride in leadership.
God hates a haughty Spirit and a lying tongue, and often church leadership disregards others due to pride and maliciously minimizing the gifts in others to be seen as a top dog to stay on top. Indeed this behavior is not carried out from the spirit of God but from the enemy.
We must always strive to be like Christ, bold yet meek, loving yet authentic with authority—always humble and mindful of God’s sovereignty while confidently staying aware of our heart, knowing that Christ is King, and we are His servants.
Hypocrisy is the enemy’s game, but genuine godliness should always reflect the goodness of God. With reverence and respect, we stand boldly, not pridefully, to impact a lost generation significantly while salting the earth.
In 1 Peter 5:6-7, it says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the Mighty Hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” This verse explains the workings of God in that His timing is perfect while expecting obedience to His decree of humility.
Proverbs 25 is also a meaningful passage because it contains wise sayings that encourage us to live in humility, patience, and self-control. The proverb also emphasizes the importance of seeking wisdom and understanding rather than seeking wealth, world power, or accolades. After all, Proverbs 25 provides practical advice on how to interact with others, including how to resolve conflicts and build strong relationships through love and God’s goodness. At the same time, it doesn’t say to reconnect with those we forgive but must separate to keep out unwelcome intruders.
I encourage Proverbs 25, like others, as they are a valuable guide for living a virtuous and fulfilling Christlike life. Indeed those who live according to God’s word are a great pleasure to our Father and not flashy.
On the contrary, reference Proverbs 25 outside of Social media space to see that it contains significant warnings encouraging God’s creation to exercise self-control and avoid behaving impulsively with evil. Something we see too often in today’s fan clubs called churches.
It is better to serve humbly and wait on the Lord to live respectfully while lifting others before ourselves confidently and ignoring those who act wrongly. Father warns against people seeking honor and recognition, as deceit leads to humiliation.
Additionally, Proverbs caution us against arguing with others and spreading false rumors to bring shame to the innocent intentionally. This wickedness can cause strife and harm relationships within the body; discord is severely frowned upon in God’s eyes.
Remember, the seven things God HATES. Haughty eyes and lying tongues cause more trouble for the guilty later. I appreciate how scripture advises against overindulging in anything that causes harm to the Spiritual and physical body, as this can lead to reaping unsavory consequences and a lack of productivity for God’s kingdom.
Today we exalt the King, Jesus Christ, and are never in a rush to be seen but open to the quickening of the Holy Spirit to see future justice prevail in multiple areas of all that belong to GOD. Indeed there are unseen things taking shape one day at a time.
A life lived with integrity is worth more than gold and silver; it’s worth more than the stars and no less than the moon.
Glory to GOD.
God Bless you,
C. Beach ©️