Today’s daily devotion is based on1 Peter 5:6,7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
I think that most of us would consider ourselves to be a humble person for the most part. Of course, we would never admit that to anyone because that would not be very humble. But after reading this passage, I wonder if I’ve had the right idea of what humility is according to God’s Word.
I often think that humility is a form of lowering oneself, not expecting or feeling you deserve a specific level of respect or power. However, when I try to be humble by telling myself that I’m not good enough or not deserving enough, I become anxious.
This 1 Peter passage suggests giving one’s anxiety to God is how one becomes humble. Thus humbling oneself is not necessarily the act of self-denial but the act of pursuing an active dependence on God and entrusting one’s troubles to him.
Please pray with me, Lord, help me take an example from the way you humbled yourself. Help me to stand firm in who I truly am – your child. Amen.