Be humble.

This is a tough one, right? It’s so counterintuitive to our American way of life. We try our hardest to be No. 1. We’re taught that we’ve got to look out for ourselves first. However, we’re never more like Jesus Christ than when we’re humble.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Finding that humble spirit is no easy task. It means putting others ahead of yourself. It means setting pride, arrogance, and assertiveness aside. There’s no room to be proud or arrogant when you put the needs of others ahead of your own.

Jesus Christ did that when he bore our sins on the cross. If anyone had the right to be proud or arrogant, it was Jesus. He was the Son of God. But instead, He laid down His life for us. There’s no more humble act than that.

Will you join me in trying to be more like Jesus Christ? During Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:5 NLT), He says that “God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.” That’s a promise worth pursuing.


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