Why Should We Be Humble

Lord make us humble till we become more important to God and less important to men.

Happy are those who are humble they will receive what God has promised. – Mathew 5:5. We are taught from our childhood to be humble. It is so rightly said in Mathew 5:5; “Happy are those who are humble they will receive what God has promised”.

The kingdom of God belongs to the humble.

Jesus himself gave us such a good example of being humble when He being the Master washed the feet of his disciples (John 13,13-17). Jesus said “You call me Teacher and Lord and it is right that you do so, because that is what I am. I your Lord and teacher, have just washed your feet, you then should wash one another’s feet. I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you. I am telling you the truth: no slave is greater than his Master and no messenger is greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know the truth, how happy you will be if you put it into practice.”

“It is much easier for a poor man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a rich man” (Mat 6:17). As it is difficult for a rich man to leave all his riches behind and follow Christ. While for a poor man it is much easier as he has nothing much to part with.

If you are doing well in life give thanks and praise the Lord as He is the one who gives all. Never be boastful or proud because if He gives today He may decide to take away tomorrow. Thus one should always be humble and down to earth. Christ said, “anything you do for the least of my people you do unto me.” Jesus meant that any humble act done for the least important person or a poor person of a society, it will be considered as a good act done for God himself.

lf you are rich or in a position to help others always do it. If you are struggling to meet ends in life still give thanks and praise the Lord because one should remember that the situation could be even more worse. God gives us testing times to test and strengthen our faith. Sorrows? God can turn anything in a glimpse of time. Remain faithful and God will bless you. Life of many saints is a good example of this as they have always praised and thanked God in the most adverse of the situations and they have been blessed immensely in heaven.

Lord teaches us that we should not have revengeful feeling for anyone. If anyone has done anything adverse to us, we should not look for opportunities to take revenge. Instead we should do acts of goodness for them and try to change their hearts with our forgiving and loving acts. We should pray for people who harm us so that Jesus will change their hearts and help them to become good and nice towards others. Jesus taught us that everyone loves their friends but we should love our enemies too (Mat 5:43). God wants us to be just and perfect as He is. He makes the Sun shine on both good and bad alike thus we should also treat all in the same manner.

When God gives us abundantly we should do charity. Charity should be done in such a way that not even our closest friend should know of it. If one helps a needy person publicly intending to gather praise from people or to show off, it is hypocrisy. Scripture says such people have already received what they wanted but people who carry out charity in private, will be rewarded by the eternal Father in Heaven. A gift from eternal Father cannot be compared with any earthly bliss.

Now we know why should we be humble and meek.

– – – written by Mrs. Clare Roy