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How Do We Learn to Humble Ourselves?
We have before us, in 2 Chronicles 7:14, an incredible if/then promise from God’s Word. If we meet the requirements, the if’s, then God will respond in ways that only He can, the then’s. And the promise of God is that He will forgive our national sin and heal our broken and troubled land. There are four requirements and three promises in this passage. The first requirement is for God’s people, you and I, to humble ourselves before the Lord. Or, to make it more personal, God is telling His people to humble yourselves before He will move.
But what does that mean? How is that done? Are there some steps we can use to learn how to humble ourselves? And, if so, what are they?
Genuine Humility is NOT Wimpiness
In this message, we will discover ten practical steps to learn how to humble ourselves before the Lord and others. These steps are Biblical and simple, but incredibly hard, especially for those in our culture that have learned that humility and meekness somehow equate with wimpiness. But nothing could be further from the truth.
As an example, we will look at a Greek word study showing the Biblical definition and history of the word, meek. Unlike how we understand the word and the concept behind it today, both Moses and Jesus were described as meek. So it has to mean something more than a man without leadership qualities who is incapable of making a decision. It has to mean something else. And when you understand the true meaning of meekness and humility, as used in Biblical times, I think it will help you understand how important and Christ-like it is to humble yourself before God and others.
Remember the passage from 2 Chronicles 7:14 with both the conditions and promises:
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Join us as we learn how to have the type of humility that leads to fulfilling the conditions found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.