Daily Devotional-Becoming As Little Children…when we kneel before God, we must let go of our pride, and arrogance and become humble in the sight of the Lord-
Humans are sometimes filled with pride, self-sufficiency, arrogance, and without sufficient empathy. It is not because they are necessarily bad people. It is just human nature to sometimes feel a little pride, and self-recognition while forgetting that they should be thankful and appreciative for how they have been blessed.
This is where our attitudes toward all humans, regardless of their material standing should be more compassionate. If anyone chooses to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, these faults must be conquered through forgiveness from the Savior of the World.
Jesus loves the sinner, the disabled, the broken, the rich, and the person who sleeps on the park bench because he has no money. He loves the intelligent, those who are mentally ill, and the entire human race. He has no favorites. His time on the cross was for everyone who seeks Him with an earnest plea for forgiveness and wants to live according to His Holy Word.
The Bible Scriptures That Give Directions for Being Humble as Little Children
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess”
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner,” I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
Luke 14: 11-17 (KJV)
Proverbs 3:34 – Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Proverbs 15:33 – The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 16:18-19 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 18:12 – Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 29:23 – A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Jesus Came to Forgive, Save, and Heal All Souls
Matthew 5:3 – Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 1:52 – He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luke 5:24-25 – But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
Luke 7:47-50 – Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.