A Humble Man

“(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)” Numbers 12:3

I love this about Moses. Even this information is humbly put in parenthesis. Moses remains humble even after God says this about him:
“He is faithful in all My house
I speak to him face to face.” Numbers 7-8

Oh Father, please teach us the value of being lowly and humble in a world that thinks so highly of itself. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Humbling Humiliation

Humble and humility are two words
we don’t often hear

but humiliation rings a bell
sure enough, loud and clear

and I think I wouldn’t be
humiliated quite so easily

if I lived a humble life
filled with humility.

13 Comments

  1. Yes, we need to move slower, and with humbleness and humiliation. Keeps me from acting to quickly, when I could have learned a lesson.

    btw- all is well on my sisterly concerns. I will wait with much humiliation.

    Also, Deb- I found this site the other day, thought of you this morning…

    Haiku

  2. Oh, and I wanted to say, maybe repeated, but I so love reading and going over your post for the week…enlightens me, and also love reading comments…something about that, a learning experience…something I enjoy, being a student of his life…

  3. Deb, This reminded me of the song “Get Down” by Audio Adrenaline:

    Lavishly our lives are wasted
    Humbleness is left untasted
    You can’t live your life to please yourself, yeah
    That’s a tip from my mistakes
    Exactly what it doesn’t take
    To win you’ve got to come in last place
    To live your life you’ve got to lose it
    And all the losers get a crown

    Have you heard the saying, “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” It seems we are a nation where pride is glorified more than humility, but God loves the humble and not the proud. Thank you for your humility and for glorifying God in all your posts. Peace, Linda

  4. Hi Deb,

    Humble is what my name means in Oriya (A language from the East of India). My parents probably hoped that by naming me, I would become in character a humble person but they then did not probably know that without Christ in us, there is little hope for such change.

    Jesus is the humblest in all creation and I was reading John 19 yesterday and smiling about the fact that the guards robed him in purple and contrasted that with a crown of thorns. Such a real depiction of what Christ gave up for us, greatness to brokeness, just to make a way for us.

    Thank you for your poem and the simple, yet profound message it shares.

    God bless you as you continue to bless us with His word.

    In Christ,
    Vineet

  5. Chef E thank you for sharing that site! and what a blessing to have you here. I learn a lot from the comments too! Each wonderful person adds another dimension, another lesson. You are so wise and sweet with your sister situation. 🙂 It is hard to wait with humility but God seems to work in that more than when we push. God bless you and yours and all of your creativeness!

  6. Thank you for the song Linda! I hadn’t heart that one, but I like Audio Adrenaline. 🙂 Please pray for me, to stay lowly and be content there. Many (most) around me don’t understand it in me, what humility there is, and always want me to be different. ! ha! God bless you and your wonderful comments and posts!

  7. Vineet! Thank you for sharing that about your name. That is so beautiful . . .and rather amazing how you did indeed humble yourself before Jesus and accept Him as your Savior and Lord. 🙂 Wow! 🙂 God bless you as you bless us in His name and in humility!

  8. Earlier this week I was singing
    Tis a gift to be simple
    Tis a gift to be free
    tis a gift to come down where we ought to be

    Jesus did not “ought to be” but He chose to come down so that we might find our way up by coming down. I’m confused 🙂

    I love that about Moses too!

  9. You have me chuckling! I’m confused too! I think I’ll just stay down, but look up . . .maybe that will work! 🙂
    Ya, I mean Moses had such a close relationship with God, allowed himself to be used by God in all those ways. If he can be humble, I should be able to too! ha!
    God bless you and all the songs He brings!

  10. Beautiful poem, Deb.
    “Oh Father, please teach us the value of being lowly and humble in a world that thinks so highly of itself.”

    Thanks for praying.

    Blessings,
    ann

  11. So funny, in a God way, as I post this today and have felt so humbled by about everything. I write these a few days in advanced,but God knows what is going on and when stuff is going to happen. God bless you for being the humble blessing that you are!

  12. Oh God make me a humblebee. Huzz huzz 🙂

  13. Oh sweet ‘spoon . . .you made my day! huzzing along with you! 🙂 God bless you and yours today!


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