Praise with a Humble Heart
June 8, 2023

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Praise with a Humble Heart”

“I will worship toward Your holy temple” (Psalm 138:2a)

The word “worship” in the Hebrew language means to bow down in reverence. It means to bring down, to have an attitude of lowliness. This is seen in Psalm 95:6: “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”

It is such a humble heart that God takes notice.

King David said, “Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.” (Psalm 138:6)

The Apostle Peter picks up on this saying, “All of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” (1 Peter 5:5-6)

Humility isn’t denying who God made us to be; rather it’s being honest about who we are before the Almighty God, that is, our weaknesses as compared to God’s strength. It simply means having a right understanding of our human condition as sinners as compared to God’s holiness and righteousness.

Humility is often referred to as the greatest virtue a man or woman of God can possess, because it’s getting the focus off us and onto the One who truly deserves it, that is, Jesus Christ. This was what the whole host of heaven sings about.

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12)

In the end it’s all about being humble. Our spiritual transformation comes through humility, not pride.

So important is this quality of humility that the Lord dwells with only those who are humble.

“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15)

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