Day 7 - Humility
Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Tonight we light the seventh candle. We are focusing for the next 24 hours on the characteristic of Humility
We have been chosen to shine as lights in the world. Increasing the word of God that is in you, manifests more light that will shine. The idea of working out your salvation is no more than allowing the Word of God to come alive on the inside, through belief.
It’s not memorizing more of God’s word. Unbelief is our greatest enemy, not demons or satan. You overcome them by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.
Rise up and believe, then go forth and overcome.
The Fruit of Humility:
Tonight we light the candle of humility. Humility is described as the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people: the quality or state of being humble, according to Webster’s dictionary.
Humility, notice, is not thinking less about yourself. God created us to be confident of the GOOD Work that He is doing in us. Many times we are told not to look too highly of oneself when it comes to faith, the word of God, and sharing our faith through the Spirit. Thinking that we are better than other people is one issue. Not believing what God said about us, and who were are to become, is equally damaging.
If I can’t see what is going on around me in a dark room what is the first thing I think to do?
Read the following bible passages:
• Galatians 5: 22 - 23 - Gentleness (Humility) • Proverbs 6:23 • Zechariah chapters 12 & 13 • John 8:12
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” - Philippians 1:6
Zechariah 12 & 13:
“Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.” - Zechariah 12:2-3
“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is a light; and the reproofs of instruction are the way of life” - Proverbs 6:23
"I Am the light of the World; Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life." - John 8:12
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:1-5
“And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” - Revelation 22:5
“The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” - Romans 13:12
“that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” - Philippians 2:15
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” - James 1:17
We have been chosen to shine as lights in the world. Increasing the word of God that is in you, manifests more light that will shine. The idea of working out your salvation is no more than allowing the Word of God to come alive on the inside, through belief. It’s memorizing more of God’s word. Unbelief is our greatest enemy, not demons or satan. You overcome them by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.
The smallest candle burning bright into the darkest night, cast light to all who are around it and can be seen from very far away. Believers need to make sure that we reach for the Light first in the dark world. It is natural for all of us when we walk into a dark room to reach for the light switch. Why? You know that when you turn that switch on everything will change in that room. You will be able to see what you need to see.
So think about this? The WORD of God is the light that needs to be switched on in our lives. That light becomes the agent of change in the lives of those around you in the dark room. You are God’s chosen instrument to carry the Light.
Questions For Reflection:
• How do I see humility exampled in my life? • Do I believe in the light of the world? • Do I believe the word of God is the way of life? • Do I see how dark the world is around me? • If I can’t see what is going on around me in a dark room what is the first thing I think to do?