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It is very important that we walk our lives in humility. I feel like this is something that the Father has been showing me lately. And it is something that I want to share with all of you… Walking in humility is how Yeshua wants us to walk. We cannot walk around like we are perfect. People that see you want to see someone who is realistic, someone who isn’t floating around on a holy cloud! If you want your life to reflect Christ, be humble. If you want people to see you and want to know your Savior, walk humbly. They need to know that they don’t have to become perfect to walk with God! They need to see that it is attainable for ALL to pick up His cross and follow Him. That is why I am trying so hardly to walk in humility. I want people around me to see that being a believer isn’t too hard! It is simple. The Gospel is simple. His Law is simple.
The Father has been having me read the book of Luke. I started it months ago, but I have been taking my time reading it and soaking it in. As I was reading the other day I came across this passage and it really helped me…
“To those who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable.
‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a pharisee and the other a tax collector. The pharisee stood by himself and prayed; “God, I thank You that I am not like the other people, robbers, evildoers, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.”‘
But the tax collector stood a distance. He would not even look up to Heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For ALL those who exalt themselves will be HUMBLED and those who humble themselves will be EXALTED.” Luke 18:9-14
Yeshua cam for the broken. He came for the weak. He sat with sinners and ate with them. He didn’t come for the ones who thought they were perfect. For if we were perfect, then we wouldn’t need a Savior. We need to remain humbled. We need to come to Him with arms open wide in surrender. Don’t come to Him boasting about your “good works” or with how “perfect” you are, He doesn’t desire the perfect. Live your life in humility! You don’t have to be down on yourself to be humble. Being humble is knowing you’re a sinner, but you are saved in His name. Don’t walk around puffed up and living recklessly just because you have the title of a believer! Just because you have a religion doesn’t mean you are saved. Just because you keep God’s commandments doesn’t mean you are saved. You are saved by grace. The purpose of the Law is to make you humble before God and point you to the solution, that is Yeshua. The Law humbles us because we align ourselves with the rules and we realize we aren’t keeping them perfectly. Once we realize we cannot keep His law perfectly we can then be humbled that He loves us anyway and desires a relationship with us! He wants you, a sinner. He loves YOU, a sinner. We are NOT perfect but we are LOVED by a perfect Savior! Thank God for Yeshua’s blood that was spilled on our behalf.