“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life” Proverbs 22:4, NKJV.
Humility has several meanings, but one is to bend the knee out of high reverence and honor of God’s sovereignty. We decline on having control and we bend down in our heart, allowing God’s will as the only counsel that stands in our lives, even above our own. It takes a humble man to say He is King and then live like it. It takes a humble man to say I can’t do it, show me the way, and then give God room to show you how to get there.
Notice the Lord isn’t withholding what we all as men deep down desire–riches, honor and life. When we humble ourselves, He is allowed to be your Provider and will show you how to obtain riches the way HE WANTS you to obtain them. It may not be the way you expect, but you humble yourself to what He calls you to do. When we humble ourselves, He is our wisdom and our strength to be men of integrity and walk honorably in life. Then, the life and honor you desire as a man will come, whether from your wife, to within your career. He gives grace to the humble, empowering you to prosper, fueling your passion and faith. He will bless you with the life He has ordained for you.
It all begins with being a humble man that fears God, recognizing your unchanging need for Him and you let Him be Lord of your life, leading the way. We then move out of His seat, making empty His rightful place. When He is allowed in His rightful place in our lives, the stage is set for change. The stage is set for reaching your full potential as a man. Humble yourself and let Him exalt you today.
Prayer: Father, I sincerely thank You for Your Word. Humility is vital to my relationship with You and being a prosperous man. Help me to be a humble man and obey You. I admit that I can’t do it, but You can. I bend the knee of my heart and allow You to have Your way in me. I thank You according to Your Word, by humility and reverencing You, You will bless me with riches, honor and life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Read: 2 Chronicles 7:14, 1 Peter 5:6