Skip to comments.Humility Brings Blessings?
Posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT by destinedforheaven
David never holds any of His feelings back when he pleads with His Heavenly Father. Every heartfelt song/prayer is written with so much anguish and humble spirit behind it. Davids words can teach us to pray to God in the same fashion. There is an undeniable closeness between God and David that the Psalms show us. In Psalm 39 David is recognizing how small we all are in Gods eyes. Imagine that, a King humbling himself enough to see the futility of holding onto material things in our short life compared to eternity. His son Solomon writes in this similar style in Ecclesiastes about how meaningless life is without God in it.
We are born with a sinful nature, and one of those are obvious from the get go. Selfishness. Most children outgrow it once they are shown there are others besides themselves. But some children never learn as they grow up and continue to put themselves first. These days self is promoted to a disturbing level. Oh I understand the need to have confidence and take care of yourself, but so many go far beyond what God would want for us.
Numerous places in the Bible you will see how much God desires a humble attitude from us. Over and over He blesses the humble. (2 Chronicles 34:27) Let us sit back and listen to ourselves at how often we are using the words I, Me, My, and Myself when speaking to others. Do people see us as self absorbed? Do we listen to others, or do we dominate conversations about our thoughts.
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Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence,
in the soul in which this virtue does not exist
there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.