Thursday, January 17, 2013

Words of Comfort: Humility Test

If you ever want to do a humility test on someone, boast about something God did for you or how great He must be to create this world. The Psalmist tells us, “My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad” (Psalm 34:2). A humble soul will humbly smile when God is praised, but a proud person will frown and smugly tell you that your answer to prayer was merely a coincidence, or that evolution created nature. They will give praise to anything but God.

David cried, “Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Psalm 34:3, KJV). I said that David “cried” because of the word “Oh.” It says something special when used in the Bible. The dictionary tells us that “Oh” is a Chinese baseball player, or an abbreviation for Ohio. But in Scripture that small word means something really big. It’s one that reaches down into the depths of the human soul to express sincerity. If we have never used it, maybe we’ve never seen God’s incredible love expressed in the cross.

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