BE HUMBLE - DCLM SINCERE MILK: CHILDREN DAILY DEVOTIONAL - Mon 9 July 2018
MONDAY: 09 JULY, 2018.
TOPIC: BE HUMBLE.
TEXT: PROVERBS 16:16-19 (KJV).
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
____ (PROVERBS 16:19).
The story was told of a girl who had a very beautiful voice. Everyone in her school knew that she was the best singer in the school. Her ambition was to become the world’s best singer. Her parents recognized her talents and encouraged her by paying for music lessons to improve her skill. Unfortunately, she became proud and looked down on other children that were not so good in singing like her. She forgot that her beautiful voice was a gift from God.
One day, a music competition was organized by her school. She was this as an opportunity to outdo others. Certain rules for the competition was drawn out and passed around to the different classes but she refused to read it because she was confident that she would win.
On the day of the competition, she deliberately chose the last position on the queue for the competitors while passing unpleasant remarks about the other contestants. At last it was her turn to sing. She sang very well as usual but she did not win the competition. Unknown to her, many other conditions had been stated apart from just having a beautiful voice: composure and general attitude on the stage. The prize went to one of the girls she had scorned and ridiculed. This experience humbled her and she learnt a very hard lesson: “It does not pay to be proud”. Whatever your achievement in the school, your parent’s riches, your position, abilities etc., do not allow pride in your life. Be humble.
PRAYER: Father give me a humble spirit in Jesus’ Name.
FURTHER READING: 1 PETER 5:5-6 (KJV).
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
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