September 3 – The Humble Are Blessed

Those who are mild, patient, long-suffering, content, and meek are the kinds of people who are blessed to become the heirs of the earth.   We are to be meek toward God and I wonder what the world would be like if each country in it were ruled by the humble?  What would it be like if pride, arrogance and greediness no longer dictated the plan for the day?  Picture people driving their cars with patience, workers content with their pay, co-workers, neighbors and family members actually esteeming others more highly than themselves.  It makes me think of the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

God, give us that kind of goodness that is in Heaven while we are here on this upside-down earth.  God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.”  I have heard it said that humility is shy; shine light on humility and she will look for a shadow.  Then I saw it happen.  On Tuesdays at noon a group of godly ladies, most closer to eighty years old than forty, meet faithfully to pray for missionaries around the world.  I have learned so much from these ladies since joining them in the autumn of 2011.  We studied a book together which taught us that we are to put on godly character like clothing, and the next lesson we would discuss focused on humility. Not one hand shot up quickly; no voice boldly said, “Sure, I’m great at being humble, I will tell you all about it.” These humble ladies have grown in their Christ-like maturity by spending time with Jesus. Jesus displayed patience, long-suffering, and contentment as a humble servant. Does a watching world see us wearing humility? I have a feeling it would look good on us.

Matthew 5:5 NLT