Humility

Humility

THIS IS A prayer to God, written by a king: I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay (Psalm 70:5). Notice the humility here of a man whom ordinarily you wouldn’t expect to show it. He had after all been anointed the King of God’s people. Yet God rewards humility. Jesus demonstrated this when he said: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:3–5). The importance of humility is emphasised in the book of Micah, where it is listed as one of three qualities God requires in those who come to Him: He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of