As Meek As
Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. Numbers 12:3 ESV
Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.) Numbers 12:3 NIV
When I was very young, I saw the above Scripture and prayed to God, to be as meek as Moses. I did that because I concluded that, that was the secret of his success with God. Now, I do not know how far I have gone with my level of meekness but I know that I have the constant desire within me to be humble and meek. Jesus was humble and meek.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29
Humility actually comes from a place of understanding and perfect awareness where you know for certain that you are nothing without God’s help and sustenance. Humility is truth and it is agreement with the truth. Even the so called men of honor on earth are sustained by God’s power. Pride, on the other hand comes from deception. It is a lie. Deceived people have very low self and God awareness.
They lack spiritual intelligence and wisdom. Someone can be super intelligent in the natural world and be super dumb and foolish spiritually. Spiritual intelligence comes through grace and grace is in levels. Jesus was full of grace, truth and wisdom that is why He was so humble as the son of man.
The more God awareness you have, the more self awareness you will have, because it is God that gives wisdom.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5
God can permit a man to experience so much wealth and power and be consumed with pride simply because that is what the man wants. They want worship. A lot of Politicians, celebrities and extremely wealthy people are like that. Even some “great doctors and surgeons” have the God complex.
They believe that all that they have acquired is of their own making but the truth is that they are fulfilling a purpose in God’s grand scheme of things and events. They ultimately begin to see themselves as gods or they are seen as gods by others. Both are wrong.
They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. Acts 12:22,23
We should never forget that every good and perfect present comes from God even the ones coming through the backdoor. Humans can get gifts through the backdoor and easy way of Satan worship and spiritual spilling of innocent human blood, but it will end in complete destruction. Satan himself cannot move an inch without God’s permission. Satan’s job is to catch the evil, greedy and selfish and he uses his net to catch them. He cannot catch the righteous. When the righteous fall, they rise up again. But anyone who falls and never rises is not one of the righteous. He is not of God. It is only a great thief that knows how to catch smaller thieves.
The end of anyone who is worshipped or who encourages people to worship him is destruction. God does not want us to be proud, he wants humility and meekness.
May we constantly pray to God to be humble and meek in His sight. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.