Today’s Devotional – Humility is Indispensable
A.W. Towzer once said, “For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation.”
I suppose that’s why Jesus spoke well of the centurion in Luke Chapter 7, saying, “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
The Bible tells us that the centurion’s servant was sick, and because he cared for his servant, he sent elders to Jesus in hopes that he might be healed. As we read through this chapter, we see that the centurion was compassionate, widely-respected, and most importantly, he was humble.
Notice the contrast in this chapter as the centurion is described by his friends as “worthy” in verse 4. We see a different picture unfold further on in verses 6-7 where he’s self-described as “unworthy.”
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. (Luke 7:6-7, KJV)
Humility and faith must always go hand in hand. Why? Because without humility we can’t see the sin that we’re in. Without humility can’t see our need for salvation. Without humility we don’t allow Jesus to reign.
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Read Luke Chapter 7.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.. (1 Peter 5:5, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
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