Good Morning, fellow, Humans! Welcome to the day the LORD has made! May we rejoice in it and seek Him in all of our endeavors, including a better understanding of what it means to be humble.
The Bible teaches that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Additionally, Jesus also said that those who exalt themselves would be humbled, but those who humble themselves would be exalted (Luke 14:11).
Meanwhile, Humility is not weakness or pretending to be excellent by acting meekly to appear holy. It is about acknowledging our dependence on God boldly and without fear, remorse, or compromise. True humility involves modestly and straightforwardly honoring God rather than ourselves.
As a result, we should exalt Jesus Christ above all else, including ourselves, worldly myths, and self-centeredness, while faithfully fulfilling our purpose. Having said that, it is important to remember that we must steward Christ’s righteousness virtuously and responsibly use the gifts God has given us for the greater good, not for our own gain.
Unfortunately, the anointing or spiritual gifts found in (Galatians 3:28) can sometimes lead people astray by living a lavish lifestyle and taking on a prideful mindset, which goes against God’s intention for leadership.
The Bible is clear that those who can be trusted with little will be trusted with much. We see this truth exemplified in the stories of Joseph, where his faith was tested, and in several others throughout Scripture. Similar to Job the ultimate outcome was a great blessing of prosperity. However, it is crucial to remember that this abundance is intended to honor the Lord rather than being capitalized upon or promoted for personal gain.
—God detests a haughty spirit and a deceitful tongue. Too often, church leaders disregard others of lesser means without the full story, or genuine faith, and due to pride they intentionally minimize the gifts of others in order to maintain their position of power. Such behavior is not from God but from the enemy.
The ecclesia, or the church, is meant to be a supportive community. However, in the present times, there exists a spiritual battle within the church. It is a struggle between good and evil, truth and lies. Unfortunately, many people have been influenced and misled due to the allure of the prosperity gospel, which ultimately benefits only the prosperity preachers themselves.
—Scripture warns us about the presence of false teachers, God titles wolves who seek to tickle ears and deceive others.
In 2 Timothy 4:3-4, it is written, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”
These verses indeed caution us against being swayed by false teachings that cater to our own desires, rather than seeking and adhering to the truth found in God’s Word. That said God will handle these types of swindlers on His own terms. We must love and forgive but wisely walk away from the unrepententent. Repentant individual changes and transforms entirely so don’t be fooled by the greedy who cry for attention but continue to manipulate and live by extorting money from God’s people the same.
On the other hand, as servants called and chosen by God, our ultimate goal should always be to emulate Christ. We must be bold yet meek, loving yet authentic, above reproach, and exercise authority with humility, always mindful of God’s sovereignty. It is critical to remain confident in our hearts, speak truthfully, and recognize that Christ is the King, and we are His servants.
Likewise, by aligning ourselves with His example and guidance, we can faithfully fulfill our purpose and bring glory to His name.
Hypocrisy is the enemy’s game, but genuine godliness should always reflect the goodness of God. With reverence and respect, we should boldly impact a lost generation, remaining humble and aware of our dependence on God while effectively influencing the world.
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 that by obeying God’s decree of humility, we can trust in His perfect timing and place all our worries and concerns in His hands.
Proverbs 25 also contains meaningful passages that encourage us to live with humility, patience, and self-control. These proverbs emphasize the importance of seeking wisdom and understanding rather than pursuing wealth, power, or recognition. The practical advice provided in Proverbs 25 guides us on how to interact with others, resolve conflicts, and build strong relationships based on love and God’s goodness.
—However, it is important to note that Proverbs 25 does not suggest reconnecting with those we have forgiven but rather maintaining separation to avoid unwelcome intruders.
Father says, “Those who have endured the desert testing and trial know My true nature. And while I separated people from their lives, for good reason—forgiveness is not a pass to allow them back in. There are seasons where I will involve those whom I’ve chosen to be part of My plan. —Be sure to discern between those who align with My purpose and those who seek to be part of their success, in Me.” says the LORD.
Precious Church, I highly recommend Proverbs 25, along with other scriptures, as a valuable guide for living a virtuous and fulfilling Christ’s will and a Christlike life. Those who live according to God’s word bring great pleasure to our Father without seeking attention or being flashy.
In conclusion, when referring to Proverbs 25 outside of the realm of social media, we can see that it contains significant warnings against lacking self-control and acting impulsively with evil. Unfortunately, these behaviors are seen too often in today’s churches that resemble fan clubs rather than places of true worship. It is better to serve humbly and patiently, waiting on the Lord, and treating others with respect while prioritizing their needs above our own, confidently ignoring those who act wrongly. Father warns against seeking honor and recognition, as deceit ultimately leads to humiliation.
God is giving notice against engaging in arguments and spreading false rumors to intentionally bring shame to the innocent. Such wickedness can cause strife and harm relationships within the body of Christ, which is strongly disapproved by God.
—Remember the seven things that God hates. Haughty eyes and lying tongues only bring trouble upon the guilty. I appreciate how scripture advises against excessive indulgence in anything that harms our spiritual and physical well-being, as it can lead to undesirable consequences and hinder our productivity for God’s kingdom.
Today, let us exalt the King, Jesus Christ, and not be in a hurry to seek attention but remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, anticipating the future establishment of justice in various areas that belong to God. Unseen things are being shaped day by day.
—A life lived with integrity is more valuable than gold and silver. It is worth more than the stars and no less than the moon.
Glory to the Living God!
Much love and respect,
C. Beach ©️