Perspective – Proverbs 22:4

“Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” (Pro 22:4)

If people are described as humble, how would you perceive them? Would you see them as strong? Would you see them as powerful? Perhaps because of the denigration of what it is to be humble, we have a perception that humility equals weakness.

True humility is the fear of the Lord. It is not only an intellectual assent to the salvation of Christ but a submission to His lordship. When we align ourselves with God’s Word and with the King of Kings, we are humble. When we agree with what He says about us, we are humble. When we trust in what He says rather than the circumstances we see, we are humble.

And the wages of humility? They are riches and life. Not a bad outcome.

Quick Prayer: Keep me humble. Amen.