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The Bible asks a good question for anyone seeking to become a man or woman of God: “And what does the Lord require of you?” Immediately the answer is given in Micah 6:8: “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” It’s the final requirement that will enable us to become what God desires for us.
The Bible says, “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3). That’s quite a statement — and gives us insight to why Moses was used of God in such a mighty way. As a young man, Moses was strong, powerful, and arrogant. But after he encountered God on that mountain in the Midianite desert, his heart would never be the same. He moved from being one of the most powerful men on earth to becoming the most humble. When Moses came out of the Midianite desert, he had obtained his degree from the school of humility.
Humility is the chief mark of any man or woman of God. Augustine once said humility is the mother of all virtues. All other virtues flow from a heart of humility. Why is humility so important to the making of a man or woman of God? A couple of reasons:
First, humility is the essence of the life of Christ. Jesus was, is, and always will be God. Yet He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. He left His throne in heaven and clothed Himself with human flesh. The essential nature of who Jesus was on this earth is found in His humility: God who became a man. The heart cry of everyone who desires to be God’s person is to become like Jesus. And to become like Jesus is to “walk humbly with our God.”
Second, we cannot grow in grace without humility. The Scriptures say: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). It’s a simple but profound truth. The proud heart will be in battle with God, but the humble heart will be blessed by God. Many want to be mighty for God, but fail to understand they must first walk with God humbly. We become all we can possibly be through God’s grace. We’re saved by grace, forgiven by grace, and we grow only by grace.
If humility is so important, we must understand what it is. Humility is not something we can wear on our shirt sleeve. It’s an inward attitude that recognizes the truth of Jesus’ statement, “Without me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Humility comes from seeing God: His greatness, power, and purity. When we consider how great and mighty He is, we will bow before Him in humble adoration. We’ll cry out, “I can’t, but You, O God, can. I refuse to trust in my abilities, but I trust in your power.”
Humility comes from seeing God in His holiness. Moses stood on holy ground. After that, God said Moses was “more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” How long has it been since you’ve seen God in His holiness? There’s no room for pride on holy ground — only humble hearts allowed.
Numbers : Chapter 12
1) Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2) “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this. 3) (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.) 4) At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, “Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you.” So the three of them went out. 5) Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward, 6) he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams. 7) But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. 8) With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” 9) The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them. 10) When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease, 11) and he said to Moses, “Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed. 12) Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother’s womb with its flesh half eaten away.” 13) So Moses cried out to the Lord, “Please, God, heal her!”
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