Read: Philippians 2:5-8
Webster defines humility as the quality or state of not thinking one to be better than other people; the quality or state of being humble. Humility, which comes from the Latin word humilis, literally means low. This attitude of humility goes against the dictates of society today. In fact, society today tends to see humility as being weak or insecure.
Jesus, the only Son of the most Holy God, in obedience, by taking on the appearance of man, humbled Himself to the point of death on the cross in restitution for my sins. Faced with this fact, can I truthfully say that I treat others with an attitude of humility? Do I think myself “too important” or “above” menial tasks? Do I find myself waiting for some other person to take on a task such as VBS, because my children are grown, and I have already “paid my dues”? I must deal with these questions in my quiet time as I talk with my Lord about the level of my humility. As you spend time with the Lord, ask Him to show you the level of your humility.
Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship.
Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness.
Supplication: Petition God for growth in your desire to know and please Him. Ask Him to give you a greater love and commitment to Him. Ask Him for the grace to glorify Him in your life. Intercede on behalf of your local church, other churches, evangelism and discipleship ministries and other concerns you may have. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have.