by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men – The Humility Test, No 1c The Lamb Is Worthy To Reign
Editor’s note: Colin posits something not heard too often in CPM circles, humility for men, humble leaders.
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Men, the Scriptures do not infer that a lion is worthy to reign, nor does it mention any other creature of exalted stature or strength. Out of all God’s creatures that have been created, only one could typify the worthiness of the eternal Messiah’s kingly reign–the humble, innocent, submissive Lamb, slain for the sins of the world.
When it comes to leadership the proud world would never pick a lamb-like man to reign. It would not even enter into the most remotest area of man’s thinking. Saul’s reign had no lamb-like characteristic. David’s reign was one of humble, submission towards God, and in some cases even towards his enemies, e.g. Saul (1 Samuel 24:14, 15) and 2 Samuel 16:5-1`2).
Revelation 14:4 says, “These are they that follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.” The question is: Are we followers of the sacrificial Lamb? If so, we will need to follow humility. We will need to follow submission and obedience. We will need to follow laying down our lives and daily carrying our cross. This is character of the Lamb of God.
Men, when God looks for leaders, He looks for lambs–lambs in their humility and sub mission towards God and lambs who in their fight against evil will not love their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:11).
Think about it. It was a lamb that slew Goliath, the mighty giant from the Philistines. Men, gentle lambs make the boldest lions. David came from following the sheep. He was not clothed in armor, nor was he a physical match for the fierce giant. To God, David was a lamb. To the Philistine David was a lamb.
God loves lambs for He lifts up the humble and puts down the proud.