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The Power of Humility
Scripture: Numbers 12:3
(Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.
When you consider Moses’ early upbringing, it seems amazing that he would be described as “more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” By the time Moses was old enough to understand his status in life, he was living in Pharaoh’s palace. Surely Moses enjoyed all the creature comforts available at that time. He lived a life of ease and luxury. Pharaoh’s daughter was so thrilled with this little one that it would not be hard to imagine her spoiling Moses with all the toys of that day! It is my guess that God had some work to do in Moses to get him to the place of humility!
Does God need to do some work in you in this area of humility? When Jesus tells us that it is the meek that will inherit the earth, he is talking, in part, about humble people! Yesterday we talked about the strength and power of meekness. Meekness is strength under control. The motivation for this control is a humble spirit. God hates pride but defends the humble! The main reason that the humble, meek people will inherit the earth is because God will see that they do! God values humility and meekness.
The other aspect of Moses’ personality is pictured in our second scripture today. When he discovered that the Israelites had been unfaithful to God, Moses demonstrated his righteous indignation. This meek and humble man didn’t look weak on that day! Let me remind you again, meek is not weak and humble is not wimpy! God wants us to be firm in our beliefs and strong in our convictions!
Father, help me to walk as Jesus walked, with a sense of purpose and quiet strength. I pray this in Jesus’ Name, amen.