Humility, Repentance and Submission

May 12, 2010 at 8:02 2 comments

If we think we are something we are deceiving ourselves when we are all nothing. Our significance comes from our redemption.  Our redemption makes us children of the King and brothers and sisters to our older Brother.

The proper response to the King and to the Prince of Peace is humility, repentance and submission therefore we have no right to complain.  The King says,

For this is what the high and lofty One says–
he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 57:15 (NIV)

In prayer we need to ask the King for wisdom and for a humble heart.

When we enter His kingdom gladness and joy will overtake us, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.  Isaiah 35:10b

The proper attitude living in the Kingdom is humility.


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  • 1. Dick  |  May 14, 2010 at 8:02

    Paul, may God continue to sustain you as you fight the good fight of Faith. Your reflections remind me of this poem by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) who died on the battlefield in WWI. He also wrote the “Trees” poem.

    Prayer of a Soldier in France

    “My shoulders ache beneath the pack
    (Lie easier, Cross, upon His back.)
    I march with feet that burn and smart
    (Tread, Holy Feet, upon my heart.)
    Men shout at me who may not speak
    (They scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek.)
    I may not life a hand to clear
    My eyes of salty drops that sear.
    (then shall my fickle soul forget
    Thy Agony of Bloody Sweat?)
    My rifle hand is stiff and numb
    (From Thy pierced palm red rivers come.)
    Lord, Thou didst suffer more for me
    Than all the hosts of land and sea.
    So, let me render back again
    This millionth of Thy gift. Amen.”

    Reply
    • 2. traskman  |  May 14, 2010 at 8:02

      Many a poet wrote and died in WW 1. Most them were not related to the King.

      Reply

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