by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine – God Defines a Good Person: Three Needful Things
Editor’s note: Again, with the final of the three virtues Debi is speaking about her advice is the exact opposite of what is generally acknowledged. Opposites day. How on earth can you get this far from the words of Jesus and still think you follow Him? At least Debi didn’t try to shame one of her children this time, I guess that’s an improvement.
Remember, Jesus expanded the meaning of “walking humbly with thy God” as having faith in God. It is generally believed that biblical humility is a personal demeanor in regard to our fellow man. This is false. You will notice God said, “walk humbly with thy God.” It is about a walk with God—a walk of faith, as Jesus noted. Some people are just naturally self-effacing and reticent to step forward. If such a person is also gifted and accomplished, we think of them as humble. They are indeed humble before men, but that has nothing to do with biblical humility in regard to God. Walking humbly is not a cloak we wear or a personality style we perfect. It is really quite the opposite.
Walking humbly is being completely aware of God, his righteousness, his glory, his judgments, his loves, his desires, and his will; it is also honoring his WORD. He did say he put his Word above his name. Walking humbly before God is living like—and totally believing—that there is no righteousness outside the shed blood of Jesus. Your testimony is that you are not any better than any other, and never will be. Your only hope is in forgiveness.
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