Thursday, March 16, 2017

What humility looks like...

It’s easy to convince myself that I have attained humility — freedom from pride and arrogance. But the ugly truth comes out when someone mischaracterizes me, accuses me, snubs me, or maligns me. Suddenly there rises within me an overwhelming desire to defend and exalt myself while tearing down the one who has dared to hurt me. I may even excuse my actions and words as righteous indignation.
No matter how I justify this tendency, it just doesn’t measure up to the plumb line set my Jesus Himself.  (Join me today at Deeper Waters for the rest of this devotional on James 4:7-12.)
still following,

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