Saturday, May 14, 2016

Esther: Woman with Rewards of Humility

by Dr Margaret Aranda

We have all heard that "The meek shall inherit the earth." And we know the story of Christ washing the feet of the disciples, in order to show humility, a humble and giving servitude toward others. But what more can we learn? There are specific steps one can take:

* Proverbs 15:33:  The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.
* Proverbe 18:12:  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
* Proverbe 22:4: The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor, and life.
* Colosians 3:12: So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness,humility, gentleness, and patience. 

Image of Esther. A woman who naturally demonstrates a humble nature, as God intended it to be. 

We are not always supposed to be the most outspoken person in the room. We are not always to draw attention to ourselves, but putting the whole room's attention on ourselves day after day. 

No! We must seek a meek soul, one with that soft-spoken soul that is of a servant, not a Master. Christ taught us how to be: charitable, kind, compassionate, forgiving, loving, forgiving again, forgiving again, and to be humble and not haughty through all of this. And to be forgiving again, 700 x 7 times a day. So do not "puff yourself up" with outward signs of pride or ego, so that others consider that you are 'special.' 

But rather, remain in softness and meekness, glowing in your growing knowledge of Our Christ. 

Our Sisters and Brothers, strive to give our Lord the 'credit' when blessings land in our laps! Indeed! And keep the humility of Esther, who enjoys so peacefully, her special place in God's heart.

Image 2. Create in me a New Heart.

 Prayer: Lord, cleanse us in the Holy Spirit, restoring us to Your sacred salvation. Give us humility first, dear Lord. Only then can we know what it means to begin to have honor in Thy eyes. Amen. 

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