Character ~ Part B
“Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Yeshua the Messiah; and don’t waste your time thinking about how to provide for the sinful desires of your old nature.” (Romans 13:14)
In my last post, we introduced the commands of Yeshua by looking at the character traits that Yeshua expects us to possess. We looked at His command to “walk in the light” and to “shine our light.” In this post, we will look at His command to “be humble” and “be merciful.”
3. Be Humble
“But you are not to let yourselves be called ‘Rabbi’; because you have one Rabbi, and you are all each other’s brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘Father.’ because you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to let yourselves be called ‘leaders,’ because you have one Leader, and he is the Messiah! The greatest among you must be your servant, for whoever promotes himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be promoted.” (Matthew 23:8-12).
This is one command that I have struggled with for most of my life. My name means world ruler and overcomer. With this knowledge, I have really struggled with being humble while at the same time becoming a servant-leader. I’m certainly not there yet, but am confident with His help; I will be able to embrace His command to “humble myself in the sight of the Lord.” Continue reading