TUESDAY February 12, 2019
Digging for Information
Then Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” So he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.” And Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me, please, what Samuel said to you.” So Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, he did not tell him what Samuel had said.
1 Samuel 10:14-16
Saul’s uncle was digging for information from his nephew Saul. Notice, at this time, there was a hint of humility in Saul’s life; he never boasted about himself being anointed king. He chose not to repeat everything told to him by the prophet Samuel. He let his uncle know what Samuel had said about the donkeys being found, but nothing more. He never told his uncle about being elected King of Israel.
Humility is to be a part of our Christian character. The Apostle Paul taught believers to becompletely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2 NIV). The Apostle Peter exhorted younger Christians to be in submission to their elders and to each other. He exhorted:…and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5). When struggling with worldliness, the Apostle James instructed: Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up (James 4:10).
Humility is also an important key in ministry. True humility is a sign of a good leader. A person anointed by God for ministry should wait upon the Lord to be promoted. It is important to never promote yourself. A Psalm of Asaph, a choir director in the service of King David states: For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another (Psalm 75:6-7 KJV).
A humble spirit loves a low seat.
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