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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Do You know a Truly Humble Person?

Last blog post I talked about Moses and how he was the most humble man on earth.

We usually think of great leaders as having a "big head." Afterall, wouldn't you have to have an enormous ego to think you're qualified to lead a mega-church, or run a international corporation, or be a president of the United States?
The other day,  I spent long hours at a hospital as my friend had some heavy-duty surgery. The surgeon who performed the operation is know for his great skill. He's also known to have--shall we say-- a larger than life ego. But that said, wouldn't you need that to have the courage and confidence to cut into other people's flesh every day, and know that the outcome will be a positive one?

I think about singers and instrumentalists and actors and comedians: don't they all have big egos?

But Moses? Moses was a humble man.
And God spoke face to face with him.

And King David.
God kept the man humble for years.
First he was the youngest of Jesse's sons.
He tended sheep. Not a very kingly duty.
They didn't even consider him as a possibility when Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse's sons as King.
After he was anointed King, he spent long years serving, and then running from King Saul.
When he brought the arc of the covenant into Jerusalem, he danced like a fool in front of thousands.
(Anyway, Michal, his wife, thought he looked like a fool.)
When Shimei cursed him and pelted with rocks, David would not allow his men to kill him. He said, "If he is cursing because the Lord said to him, 'Curse David,' who can ask, 'Why do you do this?'" (2 Sam.16:10.)
Pretty humble guy, that David.

Why do we need to be humble?
Because it pleases God.
But why?
Because "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."(1 Pet 5:5)
Because God's way is always the best way.
And we bring Him great joy when we humbly admit that and obey Him.
God's plan will always lead us down the best path.

Moses knew that.
And so did King David.

Who is someone you know that's truly humble?


  1. Hi Dena,

    Off topic: I've linked to one of your posts in my Friday Round-Up. You'll need to go to the second post. (It's a long story - Blogger problems.)

    Susan :)