Woe to you if you mess up in this world. People will not simply say "I told you so", but they will go out of their way to ridicule and make an example of you. Humiliation is a a valid weapon and tool in the business world and is often used to ensure a competitor never makes it farther up the ladder than you do.
It's also used by those who suffer deep insecurities and need to make others look bad so they can feel good about themselves.
We don't find humiliation in the methods of God. Instead we find humility.
Humility is not humiliation. Humility is a tool for growth.
James 4:10 - “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
Lift you up not knock you down.
Encourage you not squash your spirit.
God cannot accomplish His plan for you if you think more of yourself than you should. He cannot use you to boast upon His Son Jesus Christ if you are busy boasting about your accomplishments.
When Paul was in danger of his head swelling with accomplishments, God made sure he was humbled.
The verse says "humble yourself".
If we ignore the Word on this issue God will perform the task for us.
Humility does not mean wimpy. Humility does not mean doormat. Humility does not mean timid.
Christ was humble and He is the strongest character we have in all of human history.
Be blessed today! Stay humble.
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><