Thank you for the extremely humbling day yesterday, showing me my limitations and my foolish pride, so that I might have a chance to be humble and gentle and GROW! Please help me to remember and to apply these lessons you have taught me, Lord. Teach ne how to control my tongue and choose wise behavior, and not diminish my value by foolishly chosing the ways of my flesh. Help me to become more pleasing and more helpful to BOTH of my awesome husbands (eternal and temporal), and prepare me to help your people and share your Love with whomever you put before me. Amen.
Matthew 23:8-12 ERV
“But you must not be called ‘Teacher.’ You are all equal as brothers and sisters. You have only one Teacher.
And don’t call anyone on earth ‘Father.’ You have one Father. He is in heaven.
And you should not be called ‘Master.’ You have only one Master, the Messiah.
Whoever serves you like a servant is the greatest among you.
People who think they are better than others will be made humble. But people who humble themselves will be made great.
Philippians 2:3-4 ERV
In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves.
Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.
Proverbs 16:19 ERV
It is better to be a humble person living among the poor than to share the wealth among the proud.
Proverbs 11:2-6 ERV
Proud and boastful people will be shamed, but wisdom stays with those who are modest and humble.
Good people are guided by their honesty, but crooks who lie and cheat will ruin themselves.
Money is worthless when you face God’s punishment, but living right will save you from death.
Doing right makes life better for those who are good, but the wicked are destroyed by their own wicked ways.
Doing right sets honest people free, but people who can’t be trusted are trapped by their greed.
Father, I feel so very humbled and subdued, that I am actually concerned that it is bordering on depressed resignation. I don’t want to fall to that extreme. Please help me be balanced and teachable and wise. Amen.