July 29, 2020

Be Humble. - Bro. T. Stephen

My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ . The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of 1 Peter 5:5, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God resists the proud. But gives grace to the humble.”

Humbleness is a quality of being modest. True humbleness is characterized by humility. As children of God you need to put on the garment of royal majesty. You should possess the quality to reign because you are children of Jesus Christ, The king of kings and Lord of Lords.

Your humbleness does not remain in your dressing or apparels but in maintaining dignity and honour. You should behave modestly wherever you go, because you are representative or ambassador of Christ. Our God who is Holy, inhabits eternity and dwells in the high and holy place. He has a contrite and humble spirit.

In the Bible we read about Mordecai. He lived in Sushan. He adopted his orphaned cousin Esther whom he brought up as if she were his own daughter. In spite of the kings decree that all should prostrate themselves before Haman who was a Vizier( A higher official) in the Persian empire, Mordecai refused to bow before him. So Haman hated Mordecai, a humble Jew. He looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people.

Since Haman was a favoured minister of Ahasuerus, he misused his power and according to his plan the king commanded that all the Jews be put to death. Esther who became the queen of Sushan, interceded for her people. At one point of time Mordecai, sat within the kings palace gate. He was mocked by Haman. Haman was a proud man and expected everyone to bow down before him. Mordecai, refused to bow down before him. Therefore Haman was filled with wrath when Mordecai refused to bow down to him.

The Lord honoured Mordecai, who sat at the front gate with sack cloth and ashes and mourned for the Jews, with fasting and wailing. Haman planned to honour himself, by suppressing Mordecai and his people. He cunningly set up gallows to hang Mordecai as a revenge. But God who looked at the heart of Mordecai, changed the situation in favour of him. On the day when the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them the opposite occurred.

In that the Jews themselves over powered those who hated them. The fear of the Jews fell upon the  inhabitants of Shushan. Mordecai became great in the kings palace. And his fame spread throughout all the provinces. The king honoured Mordecai for his good act of saving the king’s life from death. But Haman was hanged in the very gallows he had made for Mordecai. God expects His children to humble themselves. They that humble themselves shall be exalted. Therefore humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. God bless you.

Prayer: We thank you Lord for this blessed day. Bless my children to be humble in their life. Help them to walk in the fear of the Lord. May they be wise and diligent. Cause them to walk with integrity. In Jesus Name we pray.

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