“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s almighty hand, that the may lift you up in due time.”
– 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
– James 4:10 (NIV)
We often worry about our positions and status, hoping to get proper recognition for what we do. We must however remember that God’s recognition counts more than human praise. God is able and willing to bless us according to his timing. Humbly obey God regardless of present circumstances, and in his good time – either in this life or the next – he will lift you up.
Humbling ourselves means recognizing that our worth comes from God alone. To be humble involves working with his power according to his guidance, not with our own independent effort. Although we do not deserve God’s favor, he reaches out to us and gives us worth and dignity, despite our human shortcomings.
Its stated within these verses that we’re blessed when we humble ourselves, not only do we bless ourselves, we also bless God. These verses describe the love God truly has for us, though we are human at times and do human things, he still blesses us with understating.