9 MAY

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

Where humility leaves you

‘I…lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me.’ Daniel 4:34 NKJV

When we’re at our lowest, when we’ve sinned, or when we feel utterly left out or overlooked, right then we can choose to run after humility, or run after pride. It’s up to us. But if we choose humility, God loves to step in. God always rejects a proud heart, but he responds in love to a humble one. Both happened to King Nebuchadnezzar: one moment he was boasting about having built the world’s most advanced civilisation, the next he’d lost his mind and was crawling on all fours, eating grass like donkey. But when he looked up to heaven humbly, God restored him. He said: ‘I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me…Now I…praise…the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down’ (vv. 34, 37 NKJV). When you feel like you’ve got absolutely nothing left, and you look up to God, He does miracles. Pride’s dangerous because it forces you to loiter helplessly. Eventually you feel stuck forever, even though if you’d asked for help sooner you could have got up and gone on with your life. But the good news is, it’s never too late to repent (in other words, radically change everything), and acknowledge you need God. When Nebuchadnezzar did that, his whole mind returned, and he found it easy to praise God.

What now?
Get yourself in a posture of humility. That doesn’t necessarily mean an external posture like kneeling, though that can help: the most important thing is a Matthew 18:3 style inner posture of humility.

2 Sam 9-11, John 18:19-40

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