Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. – Proverbs 22:4
Humility is not sought out in our culture. We elevate the assertive person, the concise thinker and even the boastful. However, this proverb along with the first nine chapters points out that it is humility that places us in true submission to God. Our Christian faith should urge us towards reverence and submission to a Holy God. Our lives should be under lordship to Jesus. When you exhibit a humble attitude and a servant’s heart, people will desire to work for you, work with you or invite you to work for them. Humility is like a magnet; it draws opportunities to you. Having a great reputation grounded in humility and wisdom will sustain you through life.
Too many times we can feel helpless, hopeless, disheartened and even out of control. But take heart that our good Lord is just somewhere out there looking after us especially on the most difficult of situations, we only have to call Him. God is our ultimate source of encouragement. Here are 5 uplifting Bible verses to start your year right!
2 Timothy 1:12 “But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.”
This Bible verse gives us assurance that God is not finished with us until that day of His return and will guard us against that day to ensure we are delivered into the kingdom. The Apostle Paul was “convinced” that God “is able to guard” us “until that day,” or, as Jude put it, God is “able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy” (Jude 1:24). The only question is, will we believe Him? Continue reading “Uplifting Bible Verses to Start 2017 Right”
Rest in the knowledge that, “neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).