Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Timothy 1:7 (KJV); Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
Some ministers of the gospel assume they know the God they teach but do not know Him.
The message version of our theme scripture explains their state clearly when it says, “They set themselves up as experts on religious issues, but haven’t the remotest idea of what they’re holding forth with such imposing eloquence.”
This is why humility is extremely important in the things of God.
The first thing that humility causes you to acknowledge is the fact that, in the flesh, you do not know as much as you ought to know. Some people are too quick to judge matters of the spirit because they deem themselves experts in all things related to God. That is the wrong attitude.
Humility is what provokes the hunger to know more. As you hunger for more, God fills you with His knowledge.
Why does He resist the proud? (James 4:6). They assume they know all there is to know about Him. He responds to the humble because they acknowledge that there is always more to Him than they have seen, heard, touched and tasted.
FURTHER STUDY: James 4:6, Psalm 51:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: Why does God resist the proud? They assume they know all there is to know about Him. He responds to the humble because they acknowledge that there is always more to Him than they have seen, heard, touched and tasted.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for the deep and unsearchable truths You made available to me. I refuse to disqualify myself with pride. Even as I humble myself, I see, hear, touch and taste more of You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.