If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.
The children of the world look down on those who are of a humble character,for they do not fit into the mold the world has set which is to gain as much this worlds goods and be exalted into a false fame of others and this lines up with the passage: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”.(Matthew 16:26).
It is written that God actually dwells with those of a humble Spirit.God’s children stand out and in the end times will be as a shining light which will shine brighter and brighter in a world of darkness! “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made”(Proverbs 4:18……….Isaiah 57:15,16).
Paul was kept abased by God when he was fortunate enough to be given many visions and was given a thorn in his flesh, only to learn that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness. “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ rest upon me”.(2 Corinthians 12:7-9).
People do not realize that Moses who had many mighty works by the hand of God worked through him was a very meek and humble man. “And the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth. When the Lord was angry for the statement Aaron and miriam made that does the Lord only speak through Moses?( V 2)That the Lord let them know, ” My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses. And the anger of the lord was kindles against them; and he departed”.(Numbers 12:2,3,7-9)..
There is a saying that it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil,but God exalts the lowly while the proud are abased. “Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble”.(James 4:5,6).
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted”.
(1 Peter 5:6,7)…..(Luke 14:11).