Esteemed by God

There are very definite scriptures which explain to us how to be esteemed by God.

Isaiah 66:2, “…This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”

He tells us first to be humble. Matthew George Easton wrote in his Bible dictionary regarding humility, “a prominent Christian grace. It is a state of mind well pleasing to God; it  preserves the soul in tranquility and makes us patient under trials.”

2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Psalm 25:9, “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.”

Second, He wants us to respect His Word.

Psalm 119:16, “I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”

Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”

It seems simple enough – be humble and honor His Word; but we make it so complicated. Christianity should not be on display; and yet, many of us make it so. Some put on a show on Sunday and a different show on Monday. For some, it will take a lifetime to get what God is trying to say. We live in a world which lusts for power; money, greed, self are the norms. God expects just the opposite from us. He tells us that power resides with the humble; wisdom dwells in His Word.

Today, meditate on His Word. Evaluate how you measure up against humility and obedience to His Word. Talk with God about it. Become esteemed by God.

 


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