Humility is not an attitude, but a stern reality born out of deep, crushing, crucifying experiences that leave the soul without a single trace of bitterness, retaliation, or rebellion. On one hand it makes the soul bendable, teachable, leadable, submissive and passive in God’s hands. On the other hand it makes it unbendable, uncompromising, solid, established and fixed for God and true holiness.
The devil cannot do anything with the humble man. If he tries to discourage him by telling him he is no account, he already knows that, and he only leans harder on God. God can do everything with the humble man. He can put him where others would get a big head and spoil everything. He can put him where others would complain, think they are ill-treated and abused. The strange thing about it is that if you should speak to the truly humble man about his humility he would look at you in surprise, never considering himself to be humble at all.
The humble man or woman has only one concern, and that is to mind God. Grateful for the least of God’s favors, his heart is filled with loving adoration and praise to God. Not living for self any longer, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, just keeping his eyes on Jesus. No matter where He leads, or what path He may choose for him, he is satisfied with God’s order. This is true humility.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon