I was walking down the street when a woman yelled out, “Oh my, you are so attractive.” I am telling you this happened. You can ask Brad Pitt because he was standing right behind me. Then later that day, another woman winked at me with both eyes at the same time. That meant she found me twice as attractive … right? Wrong.

You may laugh, but don’t we all think too highly of ourselves at times?

Being humble matters to God because, as it says in Proverbs 16:18, ”pride goes before the fall” and God wants you to stand tall for Him, not yourself alone. No one likes the person who is full of himself, especially one who claims to be Christian.

Jesus, King of the whole world, was born with very little fanfare in a manger among the animals. He chose the life of a servant and dedicated it all to being humble. When Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, he did it in a room with just them. He didn’t call a press conference or post it on his vlog for the world to see.

Do we think that Jesus knows how to live life the right way? Shouldn’t we try to live that kind of life? Let others recognize your accomplishments. Give God the glory and seek out ways to serve others. God blesses those who are humble and meek. One day they will inherit the earth. So, take a back seat. Push pride aside, and honor God.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding me that it’s not about me. It is all about you. Help me to remove self and give me the heart of a humble servant. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Go Deeper — Make it a goal to do something for someone this week without them knowing you were the source. When it is done, give God all the glory.

Tags: Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5
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