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New Life Daily Devotion - Nov. 19, 2009

  • 2009 Nov 19

A God-Made Man

Respecting the Lord and not being proud
will bring you wealth, honor, and life. 

Proverbs 22:4 NCV

We have heard the phrase on countless occasions: "He's a self-made man." In truth, none of us are self-made. We all owe countless debts that we can never repay. Our first debt, of course, is to our Father in heaven—Who has given us everything that we are and will ever be—and to His Son Who sacrificed His own life so that we might live eternally. We are also indebted to ancestors, parents, teachers, friends, spouses, family members, coworkers, fellow believers... and the list, of course, goes on.

Most of us, it seems, are more than willing to stick out our chests and say, "Look at me; I did that!" But in our better moments, in the quiet moments when we search the depths of our own hearts, we know better. Whatever "it" is, God did that. And He deserves the credit.

Humility expresses a genuine dependency on God and others.
Charles Stanley 

Jesus had a humble heart. If He abides in us, pride will never dominate our lives.
Billy Graham

Humility is an attitude. The Lord is high and lifted up, and we are supposed to take a position of lowliness.
Franklin Graham

If you know who you are in Christ, your personal ego is not an issue.
Beth Moore

Today's Prayer

Heavenly Father, Jesus clothed Himself with humility when He chose to leave heaven and come to earth to live and die for all creation. Christ is my Master and my example. Clothe me with humility, Lord, so that I might be more like Your Son. Amen  


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