A Big Dose of Humility

Joyce Meyer – Dec 13, 2023
A cup of coffee and an open Bible ready for reading a daily devotional sitting by a lake.

Adapted from Ending Your Day Right

For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce].

Humility is defined as “freedom from pride and arrogance...a modest estimate of one’s own worth.” In theology, it means having a consciousness of your own defects. We often judge other people because we don’t really have a conscious awareness of our own flaws. We look at everybody else through a magnifying glass, but we look at ourselves through rose-colored glasses. For others who make mistakes, “there is no excuse,” but it seems for us, there is always a reason why our behavior is acceptable.

The Bible says to humble yourselves...under the mighty hand of God (1 Peter 5:6 AMPC). Examine your own heart and actions and humble yourself before Him. God gives us an opportunity to humble ourselves, but if we refuse, He will do it for us. So, pray for God to make you aware of areas that need attention and refuse to sit in judgment on others.

Prayer of the Day: Father God, help me to always stay clear of pride and arrogance. Cause me to examine my own heart and actions, and to be aware of those areas that need attention. Help me never to sit in judgment on anyone else, amen.