“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14 (NIV)
A prideful man flaunts his sin because he considers himself to be of greater worth than he actually is. Like the wheat in the field whose empty heads stand tallest, while the full wheat bows low. The same can be said for the humble before their Creator, who bow low, recognizing that without the Lord there is no value to the harvest and no benefit to others.
It’s easy to be humble when our eyes are on the Lord Jesus Christ and we are fully aware that we are undeserving of His saving grace. It’s also hard to boast or exalt ourselves when we know that our lives are nothing without the mercy of God.
Let’s pray today that we would be humble before our Lord and always give Him glory.