Lent Day 37 – Humility

by gary-foote on March 26, 2015

If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing – John 8:54

37.3-26

What do you boast in? It can be very tempting to boast in ourselves. If anyone had a right to boast in his self, it would have been Jesus.Yet, He did not: If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing. God does not call us to be prideful, but humble.

What exactly does it mean to be humble?
True humility is seeing ourselves as we are.
This is both the good and the bad.

Often times we forget about recognizing the good in being humble.
It’s important to acknowledge the grace God has given us, including the
virtuous qualities of our lives.

Being created in the image and likeness of God means that we are created very good! When we recognize the good in us we recognize the God in us. God is all truth, beauty, and goodness. So any goodness in us is not by our own accord, but by the very gift of God.

Humbling admitting the bad gives us an opportunity to more fully rely on God’s goodness and grace to help us change. The life of the Christian is that of conversion. This is part of the beauty of our faith: We are not stuck in our sinfulness, but have the opportunity to repent and believe in the Gospel!

When was the last time you looked at yourself with humility?
Maybe today is the day to take another look at your life. Let’s be grateful for God’s goodness and seek His assistance with areas in need of conversion.

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