In this sermon, part of a series on Micah 6:8, Pastor Neil tells us what walking humbly with God really means. Here are some excerpts:
… We saw a few weeks ago in James 3 that honest-to-goodness humility is a sign of wisdom. James says that if you have wisdom and understanding, it will be evident in the way you live, “by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom” (3:13). James may have gotten this idea from Proverbs 11:2, which says:
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
… It means seeing ourselves as we are, not as we want others to see us. In its fullest sense, it means seeing ourselves as God sees us. Nothing in your life, good or bad, is hidden from God. He knows every detail about your life. You can fool other people into thinking you are better than you are. You can even fool yourself. But you can’t fool God. Your life is an open book to God. Mine, too. He knows every word you’re going to say before you say it. So it is no use trying to make God think you’re better than you are.
God detests self-righteousness. You know that, don’t you? He hates it when we put our “righteousness” on parade, when we try to show how much better we are than other people. This can be a serious problem for religious people.
God sustains the humble. He blesses those who know they need Him and who depend on His grace in the course of daily life.
Listen to another verse from the Psalms. This is Psalm 149:4:
The LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.
Not the proud or the self-righteous or the person who rejects God. The person who receives the gift of salvation and enjoys fellowship with God is the one who is humble before God, the one who walks humbly with God…
Pastor Neil has much more to say about this topic. Please click on the link below to hear the entire sermon.