Humility is the key to the Spirit-led walk

10 Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father’s house; Psalms 45:10 (LSB) 

As we become Spirit-led the Lord will enable us to do many good works. We will become much more adept at prayer than we used to be. We will be able to read the Bible and be able to see truths that used to go right over our heads. We will be able to help others see the truth. We will be able to obey our Lord and do wonderful things for His glory. However, there is a danger lurking for each of us as our faith is grown and deepened.

Humility is the key to the Spirit-led walk, but our pride is always hiding in some secluded place in our hearts ready to masquerade as humility. This is false humility. In it we start to view the good works the Holy Spirit is doing through us as something we are doing. When this happens, our faith’s fragility is revealed as soon as a test or trial comes into our lives. This squeezing of our hearts by the Lord reveals to us what is really in there. If we are walking in genuine humility we may anguish as we are stressed, but we will turn to our Lord in faith, seeking His face. This turning is an act of contrition with a penitent heart. This builds our faith and enables us to endure our trials. View article →