Who Am I? 1 Samuel 18:18,23

But David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be the king’s son-in-law?”

We clearly see the godly humility of David. It flows from deep within him. He’s not putting on an act or simply appearing to be self-denigrating. He is truly humble. He cannot imagine becoming a part of the royal family because he is just a simple shepherd who serves YHWH. Humility resides within the heart of a man and flows out of him in his speech and his actions. It is a quality that is in the fabric of one’s soul. The one who is truly humble doesn’t have to put on an act or even work at it. He understands who he is and who he is not and walks in that place.

A person who seeks God first and truly puts himself last reaps the reward of God’s favor and the favor of others. True humility is attractive and is identified by that feeling of acceptance and love we experience after having been in the presence of such a one. In other words, you will know when you have encountered someone who is truly humble when you find yourself better for having been around them. A man or woman with a humble heart and a gracious spirit blesses all who encounter them. They leave others better for having been in their presence.

Christ is the ultimate example of such humility. Even today, thousands of years after His physical departure from this earth, He continues to make people better for having known Him. This humble Servant became the Savior of all. May we have the strength and faith to walk in His humility by the power of His Spirit. Knowing Jesus makes every person better. I pray the same can be said of those of us who follow Him.

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