True HumilitySue Afutu
What is true humility?
Is it to walk with drooping shoulders and a head downcast?
Or to wear shabby clothes when you can afford better?
In the Bible God says
To humble ourselves, to pray and to turn from our wicked ways so He’ll heal our land
But what is the humility God requires of us?
The Jews tore their clothes and wore sackcloth
when they were sad or wanted to show repentance
They did this when they were fasting too
Is that the humility God requires of us?
And so one day God told them
Rent your hearts and not your garments
Do not bow your head like a reed
And spread out sackcloth and ashes
Loose the bonds of wickedness
Undo the heavy burdens
And let the oppressed go free
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples
To teach them that
Leadership was about service
And not just being served
So humility is an expression of the heart
An inward posturing towards God
That manifests in our actions towards others