Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
There is a direct relation between humility and divine promotion, beloved. This is a promise we should cherish wholeheartedly. Remember that God is not a man that He should lie (Num 23:19). He’s ready to exalt whosoever is of a broken and contrite spirit (Psalm 51:17). And an attitude of humility determines your altitude (Phi 2:5-11).
Observe that humility in God’s sight is not identical to humility in the eyes of men. Your humility before people does not necessarily count in God’s sight. Some believers are humble before men but arrogant in God’s sight. How so?
You’re not humble in the sight of God if you don’t obey His word (Mal 1:6). There is no greater pride than to lean on your own understanding or to disobey God’s clear commandments (Pro 3:5). Whenever we look for excuses not to do what the Bible instructs us, we display the utmost pride. Obedience is better than sacrifice, brethren (1 Sam 15:22).
This week and beyond, beloved, let us, like Christ, empty ourselves of our sense of entitlement, and be obedient to the Father at all costs. Then watch God’s promotion manifest in our lives on a scale we can only dream of!