Day 24 Devo - Humble Yourself

Yesterday we saw that we are often dishonest with ourselves and God about sin that dwells in our hearts, which hinders us from being filled with the Spirit.

One reason for our dishonesty is pride. Seeing our true state will be a most humbling experience. We will be forced to admit that without Jesus we are wicked and worthless people in ourselves. We will be forced to return to a complete dependence on Jesus' righteousness only. Only in Jesus do we have any real value and purpose. Only by His indwelling Spirit do we find anything good and profitable in ourselves. If we are willing to humble ourselves to our proper place before the Lord, He Himself will honor us and bless us, and the Holy Spirit will be pleased to fill us abundantly.

God has clearly demonstrated that He only wants to bless us and raise us up, not put us down. Though we are formed from the dust, He values us so dearly as His children that He was willing to die for us. Thought we deserve nothing, He has freely given us all things as our inheritance. Though by ourselves we are nothing, yet He wants us for His own priceless treasure, to love and cherish forever. The only reason we are valuable is because God is in love with us! He has surely proven it. Knowing this, we should be quick to humble ourselves before the One who loves us so dearly, knowing He only wants to bless us. Our pride destroys our intimacy with Him and grieves the Holy Spirit who wants to fill us!

Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble..." (Isaiah 57:15a AMP)