When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
Read Proverbs 5 today!
We are exploring four of the many characteristics there are of a man or woman of wisdom this week. Today, we will look at a second quality produced by a man or woman of wisdom.
1. A man or woman of wisdom let’s nothing hinder their relationship with the Lord! From yesterday’s devotional Nothing Hinders
2. A man or woman of wisdom takes a humble posture before the Lord!
Ezra Read the Law (Nehemiah 8)
We see here in Nehemiah, an awe for the Word of God. As Ezra, a priest of that time, stood for a reading of the Word. We see a great response from the people of Israel… “Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, ‘Amen! Amen!’ Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground (Nehemiah 8:5-6).”
Here are some people who had a real reverence for the Lord. What’s your posture when you approach the throne of grace? Do you come humbly, remembering that your debt has been paid by the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross? Do you approach the Lord remembering who you are and knowing that without God’s grace your life would be meaningless? Let’s adopt a humble posture before the Lord!
Lord, I’m sorry for the times that I have not acknowledged Your tremendous mercy and grace in my life. Lord, please teach me to be humble, to be led by You alone, and to have a reverence for Your Word. I pray that Your Truth will be my guide! May I follow long and hard after You alone!
Taking a Humble Posture before my Lord!