He Crowns the Humble with Salvation

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Winston Churchill was once asked, “Doesn’t it thrill you to know that every time you make a speech, the hall is packed to overflowing?”

“It’s quite flattering,” replied Sir Winston. “But whenever I feel that way, I always remember that if instead of making a political speech I was being hanged, the crowd would be twice as big.”

Humility is not having a poor self-image or thinking you are a worthless wimp. Humility is having an honest evaluation of who you are—as the Bible describes you. On one hand I am a sinner who deserves death—yet I am a child of God, a member of the Royal Priesthood. 

Humility is found in the balance between those two realties. The truth is, God often elevates the humble. Consider these passages from the Bible:

“You (O Lord) save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low” (2 Samuel 22:28).

“For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation” (Psalms 149:4).

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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