Before Honor Comes Humility

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Promotion and honor comes from God.  However, the price of honor is very expensive.  It’s more costly than anything we can buy with money.  We may can plot and scheme to receive promotion from man, but when it comes to receiving honor from God, we must humble ourselves.  We must lay down our lives, and what we want, and our views, and our plans in exchange for His.  We have been given His grace, His strength, His love, and His favor, but all of this comes from Him.  Nothing we have nor anything we have accomplished was by our own power or ability.  If we love God with all of our heart and want nothing more than to please Him, even this passion and desire came from Him.  If we have talents and gifts that we use to generate income, it came from God.  Jesus humbled Himself and laid down His life for all of mankind.  Then He rose with all power in His hands. Now we are able to benefit from His sacrifice.  Our humility, though it may be costly, always produces honor and promotion that blesses the lives of others in a great way.

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” Proverbs 18:12 (KJV)

Father,
I humble myself under Your mighty hand. Everything I have and everything I am comes from You.  You are my God and I submit my life to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A sincere thank you to our Daughters of the King Daily Devotional Writers.

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