Beautifying Humble

“For the LORD takes pleasure in His
He will beautify the humble with
salvation.”  Psalm 149:4

I’m not sure we could see the beauty of  “humble” without Jesus.

Lord, may we live beautifully humbled by Your salvation.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Beauty of Salvation

Beautifully humble
marvelously low

none of this makes sense
in a world that’s all show

only through Jesus
and the salvation He brings

can the last become first
and the child-like become kings


  1. Oh WOW, is this good or what?!!! It has always comforted me to know that, even though I felt “left, least, last”–I will be among the “first” with Jesus, in His right side up Kingdom. God bless you BIG–have a good Friday, rest up! Love you, sis Caddo, SG, PG of GP

  2. Wow – Deb, that was so very powerful, and you captured the beauty of salvation in your “simiple poem”. It is absolutely beautiful and right and biblical…

    “only through Jesus
    and the salvation He brings

    can the last become first
    and the child-like become kings”

    The above is my favorite part of the poem, which succeeded in revealing the true beauty of God’s upside down, inside out grace, which is based on the extreme opposite side of that which the world calls beautiful…

    The world calls the outward appearance beautiful, as opposed to what the Lord judges as beautiful…
    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

    My goodness! I could go on and on, but your poem sums it up all by itself! Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us.


  3. “none of this makes sense
    in a world that’s all show”….now that is a bold statement. Glad we can believe in Him and live for HIm when it doesn’t make sense to our flesh nor our world. Beautifying for sure! thanks Deb!

  4. I like that you chose child-like as apposed to childish
    Child-like is such a great description of the humble, and it is so fresh when people with that purity take leadership roles.

    There is so much pack up in your poetry – thanks girl.

  5. Beautiful! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  7. I love the meter of this poem Deb! and that last line… beautiful! It is important to remember that Jesus had no stately form or majesty that we should be drawn to Him. It was not how he looked it was who he was!

  8. thanks so much Debbie for all of your poems

  9. Perfect. Absolutely PERFECT. The spiritual struggle between good and evil has grown stronger and stronger in this world we live in. May eyes open to His Will and may we choose His Salvation. SO BE IT.

  10. This post is the badda bing badda boom-iest ever. Period.

    For this, you receive the John Wayne salute with his well-shaped Stetson. This is the creme de la creme of all awards. Okay, Pilgrim, Aub and you deserve a chocolate donut and butter treat today. You can always clean Sun and Beam’s cage tomorrow. So, relax and hang out.

  11. Amazing, anointed poem once again 🙂

  12. Lord make me humble and beautiful in you. Amen

    God bless you for this wonderful poem, it is spirit-filled.

  13. God bless you, Dearest Deb 🙂

    “none of this makes sense
    in a world that’s all show

    “Lord, may we live beautifully humbled by Your salvation.”
    Amen and Amen.

    Simply wonderful, as always. Thank you for faithfully and ‘simply’ sharing His love with us.

    I can never understand the way He loves, but I am thankful that “He made something beautiful of my life!” 😉


  14. Yes, sweet Sis Caddo, SG, PG of GP .. .that IS so comforting and I need His reminders of it often! I loved “in His right side up Kingdom”! 🙂 What is upside down here is right side up there! Love and hugs to you this Friday, and prayers for rest too!

  15. Dear Cheryl, I just love how you get going and His word meshes with your thoughts and you pour out all over us, ministering to us! 🙂 Love you and God bless you this day, as He looks at your heart and says, “You are beautiful to Me”.

  16. So thankful that He gives us strength , joy , and peace as we live for Him and believe in Him .. .in all the contradictions that persist! God bless you, dear Tom, as you continue to affirm His love and word for us!

  17. I often confused the two .. child-like with childish .. .but you put it so well! 🙂 Thank you, Mr. Ben! You always always have a good word for us! God bless you this day, as you humbly show His grace.

  18. Thank you, dear Shannon, and God bless you as you share His truth and love with us all!

  19. Thank you MDMC! God bless you and your ministry!

  20. Thank you, Pastor J, for reminding us about Jesus having no stately form or majesty, that we would be drawn to Him. How that really touches me today, bringing tears, that we would come to Him because of who He is. God bless you and yours! Congratulations on your son graduating!!!

  21. Thank you for your poems too, Terry! And all the other ways you write and make the world a better place!! God bless you! And Happy Mother’s day too!

  22. Thank you , Teach, for sharing about the spiritual struggle growing stronger. I can feel that and pray with you to have our eyes open to His Will and our hearts open to His Salvation. God bless you bunches!

  23. God bless you, Mr. Larry! We are going to do our best to hang out and relax today. 🙂
    My dad got a cowboy hat once, when we were on a vacation out west. He would walk bow legged too, while he wore it , and my brother and I would follow behind .. .way behind. haha! So funny! As we were driving along, my brother had eaten an apple and rolled down his window to throw the core out. He was in the back seat, right behind dad. The core hit the divider between the front and back windows and splattered chucks of apple and applesauce all over dad’s head .. .and hat. We were silent for awhile . .until mom picked a piece of apple out of dad’s ear .. .then we had to laugh! The hat got a few stains from that!

  24. Salvation has always been to the humble and the broken and the contrite and those who come and plead for mercy and grace and nothing more.

    Chapter 149 is eschatological in nature and looks to the Millennium when all nations and peoples will acknowledge Christ as King and Jerusalem as His royal capital. That time sure looks very close.

  25. Thank you and God bless you and your sweet beautiful family!!

  26. Praying that prayer with you, Emerald!! Humble is a whole different looking kind of beauty. 🙂 God bless you as He smiles upon you today.

  27. Love you , dear Ann full of grace! Thankful with you that He has made something beautiful of my life too. It was looking pretty bad for quite a few years! All tore up! 🙂
    God bless you and give you a beautiful weekend too!!!

  28. Thank you, Mr. Ike, for sharing about who salvation is for . . .those humbled and broken enough to come and plead for mercy . .to accept His grace. Yes, things seem to be speeding up, don’t they. God bless you as you take the gospel of Jesus with you wherever you go.

  29. We certainly haven’t learned the power of a child-like submission and learning ability ~ I’m really trying.

  30. What a great story. I love it.

  31. that’s hilarious!

  32. It’s powerful, the image He gives of becoming childlike to really ‘get’ the kingdom and spiritual truth. He elevates the value and worth of each child, doesn’t He? I so love that…

  33. What you wrote is really wonderful! … “Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.” Andrew Murray (one of my favorite authors) … Bless you, Debbie as you bring us these blessings through your posts!!

  34. Deb this was so beautiful. I wish I was consistently humble and that all of my actions reflected that. Thank you for continually showing us in your blog just how beautiful a humble heart really is. I wish for selfish reasons that there were 500 psalms in the book of Psalms instead of 150………


  35. I’m trying too, dear Debbie! There is hope for us yet! 🙂 God bless you muchly!!

  36. It’s close to your heart, Melody, as a teacher and mom! Thank you for sharing like you do . .God bless you!

  37. Oh wow, Heidi .. that is a wonderful quote by Andrew Murray! Thank you and God bless you for your special ministry to us!!

  38. You! What a beautiful honest heart you have before Him, wonderful woman of the word .. that takes humility to come to Him like you do. Love you and am looking forward to whatever He gives you to post next. Thank you for your support of me . .that makes me cry some. God bless you!!!

  39. You are soooo beautiful Debbie. Much love 🙂

  40. You will be missed Debbie. Lord bless you. As the Lord wills, hurry back soon.

  41. Much love and hugs and prayers and happy mommy’s day to you, our sweet spoon!!! God bless you and yours!

  42. Thank you so so much for your support, Pastor Rob, and for your teaching! I will be by to soak up His word as often as I can!! God bless you!

  43. I am speechless Debbie. I know your ‘simple poems’ are God-given, but this one . . . Wow!

  44. Debbie, this is simply wonderful! Love to you! Get some refreshing rest!

  45. Reblogged this on A Christian imagination and commented:
    Please go to Deb’s Blog to read words of wonder!

  46. Truly inspired Deb.

  47. God bless you, mentor Angela, as He wows you today!! Happy Mother’s Day too! 🙂

  48. Thank you for the prayers and blessings, dear Maria! God bless you always!

  49. Thank you for reblogging! love and prayers!

  50. Thank you, Judy and God bless you and yours!!

  51. You will be missed. Come back soon!

  52. This might be long term! haha! But I will try to stop by your blog and see you there! 🙂 God bless you , Deborah! Keep writing!

  53. I love this. I’ve so needed to be reminded of the beauty in humility. Sometimes, when the humbling process becomes so humiliating as others look on, I ask why…again. This is the reminder I needed today. It is marvelous to be low…looking up to Him for everything!

    Thank you, Deb!

  54. Michelle, I really was blessed by how you put this .. to be low and looking up to Him for everything. Yes! That makes being low and humble such a blessing then! I so know what you mean when the humbling process is there for all to see and look upon. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked Him if I always have to look so bad. haha! Thank you for understanding and helping ME today to remember that there is beauty in this process. God bless you and yours!!

  55. take care Deb..will miss your poems…

  56. Thank you sweet flora! Maybe I’ll be back, you never know! I’m still writing them, just not posting for now. God bless you bunches!

  57. Hope you won’t be gone for long. You will be missed. Your blog is uplifting and inspiring and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Congratulations!!! You can read more about it @

  58. Thanks so much for thinking of me and encouraging me! And for the nomination! I just don’t do awards, but I am grateful! God bless you and yours and your blog!

  59. Hi Debbie, I have nominated you for a WordPress Family blog award! Please check it out 🙂

  60. Oops, I just saw above you don’t do awards. Sorry hehe 🙂

  61. You are so kind! Thank you anyway!!! I always wanted to ask you if that is a picture of your horse on your blog and if it’s a Friesian? 😀 I’m not blogging right now but God bless you as you continue to write what He sends you!

  62. I WISH it was my horse! They are such magnificent animals, I adore them. I always say I know why the Second Coming involves horses – an animal fit for a King! 😀

  63. I love how opposite God’s economy is from the worlds – and I love how you worded it so wonderfully, Debbie. I’m so glad that I checked to see if I had missed a post. That ‘be still’ presence is still here.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  64. Oh Wendy, I love the ‘be still’ presence of your poetry , photos and posts as well. Now, please don’t feel you need to come over here, Nothing new going on! haha! God bless you and your family as you humbly serve Him today!

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