What a journey!
As I wrap up this little study of Jesus and humility, I can’t help but notice how Jesus has humbled me. I am seeing how I often confine His majesty in my life. He is so much greater than I have ever imagined! Though His humbling hand has been heavy at times, He has proven His great faithfulness once again; I can’t help but love Him more.
Before we end our study of The Humble King, I want to share one last truth I have been learning; True Security is Found in Humility.
In his letter to the early church, Peter offers this encouraging exhortation:
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
When Peter wrote this letter, the early church was experiencing a great deal of persecution. Many Christians were being arrested, mistreated, and even killed. In fact, Peter himself was martyred a few years after this letter was written.
Yet despite the persecution and pain, Peter knew where his true resource was; Jesus Himself. By humbling himself under the mighty hand of God, Peter revealed where he was placing his faith. He was convinced; Jesus would exalt him at the proper time, all he needed to do was rest in the sovereign arms of God. He denied self-reliance and humbled himself.
And all anxiety fled…
Peter understood that he was eternally secure in Jesus. By humbling himself in Jesus, he was firmly securing himself in the heavenly places, untouchable by the schemes of man. If anything was to happen to him, it would have to go through Jesus first. Therefore, he had no need to be anxious; Jesus was in control.
Truly, there is real security in humbling ourselves to Jesus. We never need to fear the future when we are in the loving arms of God. He is good and His ways are perfect.
What is scaring you? What causes your chest to tighten with anxiety? Don’t fear, humble yourself and find the security of soul that can never be taken from you; Look to Jesus.
Yours in Jesus,
(P.S. How has Jesus been speaking to you throughout this series? If you would like, leave a comment below and share, I would love to hear from you!)