Tag Archive: humility


Scripture

James 4:7 (NIV)

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Observation

The epistle of James is one of my favorite books in the New Testament. Yesterday I wrote about studying the Bible in context. However, unlike the epistles of Paul, which often do require a bit more understanding of context, I find that James speaks directly to my heart as a Believer today without having to delve into as much context. Paul was often addressing issues specific to the people of the different churches and was aware of the desires of Jewish leaders to try and teach new, Gentile believers, ideology contrary to the Gospel message. Furthermore, he knew the other temptations that faced new Believers. Although we don’t have statues of idols and other false gods so much in evidence today, as pathways of religion, our false gods and idols are even more dangerous because they are not so obvious to us.

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You are wrong

You are wrong.  Admit it.  If you’ve ever read the Bible then you should know that a major point of the Bible is to tell you that you are wrong.  The problem isn’t being wrong but acknowledging that you are wrong.  Say it with me, “I am wrong.”  Now, that wasn’t very hard, was it?  Seriously, if more people would realize that they are wrong then what would we fight over?

Leader of country one:  That is our land.

Leader of country two:  You are wrong.

Leader of country one:  I am wrong (walks away).

Leader of country two:  Hmm. I am wrong (walks away in confusion but no one dies).

 I think it has to do with humility but you know what?  I am probably wrong.

Beggar Man

Before
you
Lord.

On my knees,
asking
for,
a morsel-
before Your
sea
of abundance-
a scrap,
crumb-
asking,
to serve-
receiving,
particles.