James- Day 45

Friday,  October 28, 2011

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:10)

10.  “Humble…lift you up”  The last command is a great summary of all of the verbs from 7-10.  When we realize who God really is, and who we really are it should cause us to be quick to praise God, quick to serve God and quick to proclaim God to others.  When we realize who God really is and who we really are it should cause us to be slow to promote ourselves, slow to praise ourselves, and slow to serve ourselves.

We have been forgiven of so much.  We have been shown so much mercy and grace.  In the context of this verse, the
humility is necessary for mercy and grace.  What did really have to offer God?  Only our sin.  When we are humble enough to acknowledge our sin and ask for forgiveness, He makes us one of His kids (Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5), gives us eternal life, and makes us heirs to an incredible inheritance (Romans 8:17).

Application:

The command to “humble” really summarizes what all the other commands were saying.  To humble ourselves we submit to God, resist the devil, draw night to God, cleanse our hands, purify our hearts, and mourn over our sin.  What does humbling yourself in the sight of God look like for you today?

14 thoughts on “James- Day 45

  1. Mafalda Delienne

    Just like in on verse I forget what it is but it says that God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. So the proud people are like “oh I don’t need good I have everything” and the humble people know that they need god and stuff, so humbling ourselfs in the sight of good looks like you praying for him to help you and having a
    relationship with Him and knowing that you need
    him. I’m not sure I got it right but I tryed hehe 🙂

  2. I tend to do things on my own without putting them in God’s hands first. I forget that I need His help with everything. I can’t do anything without putting Him in every situation. I need to be more humble about this because knowing God means that I understand that He knows what’s best for me, He knows everything about me. I get discouraged a lot. I always think that I’m not doing as good as I can be in things or that i’m not smart enough or good enough. You know by thinking these things about me I’m insulting God.. I’m insulting His creation.. Me. God made me who I am for a reason. I may not be the best at the SAT and have to take it now for the third time, but that’s ok because it’s just one of my weaknesses. Without knowing God, we wouldn’t know that that is insulting Him. I need to be more humble in the fact that God has my back in absolutely everything, yeah might seem scary at first but God will pull me through. I need Him!
    I really needed this, and everything we’ve been reading! I won’t be there Sunday so I’ll be praying for you guys! Have a great weekend! Love you 🙂

  3. I think being humble to God is being able to pray and confess all the wrongs i do everyday to God through prayer. I know im the farthest thing from perfect & i know some of the sins i do go against what God wants.. But i pray to Him, and i ask for forgiveness of the hurt i caused Him. Even after everything* He’s done for me, how can i still keep sinning?! Idk. Thats why i think when i jist tell and give God everything thats me being humble. God’s given us an eternity in Heaven with Him, with a countless amount of riches..even tho we all sin. Thats humbling! 🙂 i dont deserve the love of God or any of the blessings He gives me. But im so thankful for them & for the love He has for me ❤

    Im sorry we cant be there Sunday & trunk or treat, but i hope you guys have an amazing turn out & remember that your representing not only Sonshine, but God!! 🙂

  4. Blake via

    Humbling my self would look like when I did something really cool I would not just go i’m so awesome i’m the best but thanking God for what I did he gave me that tallent.

  5. like mel said i forget that i need help w/ everything.i sometimes think i don’t need help w/ anything.but i do.without God nothing is possible.i try my very hardest 2 be humble.we all should.

    sorry.i won’t be there on Sunday either. 😦 but i’ll be there on Monday 4 trunk or treat! 🙂 to all of u who hv school,happy friday!!! 😉 missu and loveu guys!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 <3333333 🙂

  6. Alexis Catapane

    This weeks devotions have really been great! & they’ve been helping me a lot! I think humbling myself would look like trusting in God more. Sometimes I say I’m trusting in God, but at the same time I’m scared and worried about what will happen. And I realized that worrying about things shows that I’m not fully trusting in God! I’ve really been struggling with this, but God has definitely been showing me what I need to do! I think it’s really cool that all of these commands tie together. Like you can’t do one without the other! Or doing one makes it easier to do the others! Sometimes all of this can seem overwhelming, but just remember why we’re doing this… To get closer to God! And if we really set our hearts and minds to it, and ask God for guidance, we can do it! And it all starts with being humble! 🙂 Have a great Friday/weekend, and see you guys on Sunday!

  7. Well this is really good I learned from this when I was not that much younger but I am going to learn it agin. What this is saying is that when we do something like, ok I am going to tell you a true story this happend to me wendsday, I got honor roll for haveing a 3.0 in school but I forgot to thank God cause he is the one who has done this to me! So what I am trying to say is that we can’t forget to thank God for what he has done for us and what he has given us phipicly and mentaly

  8. Tristian Lechien

    I know it’s late but I’m in alabama I a hotel right now and my Internet was shut off this morning!! 😦 soo I’m gonna do the devotional rightnow!!! 🙂 ok I am having trouble with this verse and the word humble?!? So I think humble means…. I really idk lol! 🙂 but just like Mafalda tht verse came right into my mind when I read this verse!! So I think thts pretty cool tht I membered tht!! 🙂 well I’m trying my hardest to keep up w/// the devos cuz of where I am currently. And I believe what u said in the application for today’s Devo is the 10 commands? Tht we talked about the other day! I member tht… I think! Lol!!

    I love u guys so much and miss u guys already!!!!!!!! 😥 but wish me luck! And have fun at sbc! 🙂

  9. ryan via

    I dont really like asking for help I like doing things on my own and sometimes I cant do it on my own and thats when I need to realize that I need Help from other and definitley God. Im not really a big fan of being told im wrong either so to be humble looks like confessing and getting right with who I may of offended and with God. The cool thing is when I turn and rely on God things are so much easier (imagine that).

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