Welcome to week 3 of the Micah 6:8 study: figuring out what it means to walk humbly with God.
In true Rachel fashion, I looked up the definition for humble according to Merriam and Webster-not proud or assertive; reflecting, expressing or offered in a spirit of submission; not costly. The definition of submission is to yield to governance or authority; subject to a condition, treatment or operation. Sooooo basically, to dictionary definition of walking humbly with God is walking with God in a spirit of submission where we subject every area of our lives to him. Alrighty, so next question-how do we do that??
I’ve found you do through this through humility or living in the state of being humble. We need to be submissive and show humility in our walk with God. Following along with justice, Zephaniah 2:3 states, “Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow his commands. See to do what is right, and to live humbly.” In Ephesians 4:2, the Bible states, “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” In 1 Peter 5:6, “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will life you up in honor.” James 4:6-7 says,”But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” 2 Samuel 22:28 states “You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.” Luke 18:14 states, “I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisees, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Philippians 2:3-11 describes how we need to be humble with God and others.
This week I’m going to dig into what it means to walk humbly and how we do so and keep yall caught up on my journey. Thanks for the read! :]