Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 6:3 NASB

“Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.” Proverbs 6:3 NASB

There are a lot of great truths in this verse, but two words really captured my attention. Scott Aughtman tells the story about a time a rider came across a few soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log without success. The corporal was standing by just watching as the men struggled. The rider couldn’t believe it. He finally asked the corporal why he wasn’t helping. The corporal replied: “I am the corporal. I give orders.” The rider said nothing in response. Instead he dismounted his horse. He went up and stood by the soldiers as they tried to lift the log and he helped them. With his help, the task was finally able to be carried out. The rider was George Washington, the Commander-in-chief. He quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, “The next time your men need help, send for the commander-in-chief.” In this verse ‘humble yourself’ in the original Hebrew literally means to “offer thyself to be trodden upon; throw thyself down at his feet.”  Did I hear you say “wow?” I certainly had that reaction. Responding to others mistreatment can be hard – it’s supposed to be. Recently someone I care about was mistreated and I wanted to get even. Instead, they kept me out of it and responded with gentle humility. Things worked out. Seems like God’s instruction was flawless again. Today, live in the humility of a Christ follower and allow God’s will to be sufficient. #BeTheEdge

“And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 NASB

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