All of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” — 1 Peter 5:5
George Washington Carver, the scientist who developed hundreds of useful products from the peanut, is reported to have once said, “When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is reserved for me alone.’”
“So I said, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then God said, ‘Well, George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And he told me.”
Humility is a struggle for everyone – which is probably why the authors of Scripture spill so much ink talking about it. The Bible talks about humility literally hundreds of times. It’s one of the main ways we can imitate God.
Of course, the clearest picture of humility we see in the Bible is the example of Jesus – who left His heavenly throne and came to earth as a lowly servant. What humility for a king!
Today’s Scripture doesn’t just tell you, “Be humble.” It says, “Dress yourselves in humility,” meaning your humility should show through in everything you do. That doesn’t mean you put yourself down; it simply means you think of others first.
Let your humility shine through in everything you do. When you do, you’ll show others a clearer picture of what Jesus is like!
Pray and ask God to give you a humble spirit in all you do.
Questions for thought
What kind of person do you think of when you hear the word “humble”?
How can you practically show more humility to others in your everyday life?