Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5:6

Recommended Reading
Luke 14:7-11

Expected to work in the refinery and live a blue collar life just like his father, 5' 7" Daniel, "Rudy" Ruettiger had a dream to play for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and make something more of his life. It took him two years of junior college and three rejections before he was finally accepted and placed on a practice squad. Grateful to just be among the best collegiate players of the game and living his dream, Rudy got the surprise of his life when, in the last 27 seconds of the last game of his senior year, Rudy's coach put him in the game. He sacked the quarterback and was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates. To this day, no other person has ever had that honor.

So often, we have an attitude of entitlement instead of humility, wishing to be more, do more, and have more right away. But just as Rudy rose to his place of honor through humility and contentment, Christ says that "he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Luke 14:11). As you go through your day, strive not for greatness or honor; rather, aim to be humble and believe that God will exalt you in due time.

Humility is a paradox; the moment you think you've finally found it, you've lost it. And yet, God expects (and rewards) an attitude of servant-like humility in His followers.

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