Thursday, January 11, 2024

A Fail-Safe Recipe for Humility


                                          (Munson Park across from our home. 2/14/21)

One of the devotional books Linda and I use every day is Dallas Willard's Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional.

A recent reading was on humility.

In Numbers 12:3 we read that “Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.”

Surely, writes Willard, there is a connection between Moses' humility and his close working and talking relationship with God.

God gladly gives us the grace of humility if...

  • We refrain from pretending we are what we know we are not.
  • We refrain from presuming a favorable position for ourselves in any respect.
  • We refrain from pushing or trying to override the will of others in our context. 

A fail-safe recipe for humility is:

Never push.

Never presume.

Never pretend.