February 10, 2024

Humble Before God

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

The kings of the earth and the eminent people, and the commanders and the wealthy and the strong, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves […] for the great day of Their wrath has come.—Revelation 6:15–17 NASB

How does someone become great in the eyes of the world? This title often is given to people who do special things, achieve prominence, become popular, or win awards.

But the Bible tells us God has different standards that will be clear when we stand before Him. Some may think their achievements will earn special treatment. But the Bible tells us that none of these things mean anything to Him. On that day, no one will be “able to stand” before Him based on individual merit, fame, or accomplishments (v. 16).

Before Him, all our righteousness is nothing but filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). None of us can boast because “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). In fact, “all of us, like sheep, have gone astray,” and all of us need a Savior (Isaiah 53:6).

God looks for people who recognize their need for salvation and humble themselves before Him. Realize we need to depend on His grace. None of us deserves special treatment. No one is good enough. We are saved because we accept the finished work of Jesus.

Today, make sure you trust Jesus and are not depending on your own resources, your accomplishments, or your reputation. Humble yourself before Him. Remember that Jesus died for you, so you can be cleansed and free. Praise and worship Him. And give Him the glory.

Reflection Question: Write about grace versus works as they relate to salvation.

Prayer
Father, thank You for forgiving me. I humble myself before You. Help me serve You with my time, talents, and treasures. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 6

Prayer
Father, thank You for forgiving me. I humble myself before You. Help me serve You with my time, talents, and treasures. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 6