Tuesday, November 16, 2004


"I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you
like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze." Leviticus 26:19

Humility is like a brilliant bloom, which gives to the world the
fragrance of Christ, showing that life is truly rooted in God's
holiness. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is the lack of
humility. Everyone who seeks after holiness needs to be on guard,
for it is all too easy to slip into our own self-efforts, trying
to finish God's work with our fleshly efforts, even after we have
experienced what it means to walk in the Spirit. Pride is so deadly,
and it creeps in at the moment it is least expected.
Pride can lift its head in the very temple of God and make even
the worship of God the scene of its own exaltation.
Remember this: In our spiritual lives, you and I may have had
certain times when we were broken and humbled, but this is not
the same thing as being clothed with humility. We must clothe our-
selves every day, every moment, in every situation, with a humble
spirit, having a lowliness of mind that counts itself the servant
of others, demonstrating in word and action the attitude that was
in Christ Jesus.
Jesus, the Holy One, was the humble one: The holiest will always
be the humblest. There is none holy but God: We have as much
holiness as we have of God. And the measure we have of God will be
the measure of our real humility. For humility is nothing but the
disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.


"You are to be holy to Me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have
set you apart from the nations to be My own." Leviticus 20:26


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