Humility Is the Truth
hi friends and thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional reading was written by Monica Larose and she titled it humility is the truth reflecting one day on white God values humility so highly sixteenth-century believer Teresa of Avila suddenly realize the answer it is because God is the Supreme truth and humility is the truth nothing good in a Springs from ourselves rather it comes from the Waters of Grace near which the soul remains like a tree planted by a river and from that sun which gives life to our works
 Teresa concluded that it's by prayer that we anchor ourselves in that reality for the whole Foundation of prayer is humility the more we humble ourselves in prayer the more will God Lift us up Teresa's words about humility that go with the language of scripture in James 4 or James warned of the self-destructive nature pride and selfish ambition the opposite of a life lived in dependence on God's grace the only solution to a life of greed Despair and constant conflict he emphasized it to repent of our pride in exchange for God's grace or in other words to humble yourself before the Lord with the assurance that he will lift you up
 only when we're rooted in the waters of Grace and we find ourselves nourished by the wisdom that comes from Heaven only in him can we find ourselves lifted up by the truth
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from James Chapter 4 verses 1 through 11
 what causes fights and quarrels among you don't they come from your desires that battle within you
 you desire but do not have so you kill you cover it but you cannot get what you want so you quarrel and fight
 you do not have because you do not ask God when you ask you did not receive because you ask what's wrong motive that you may spend what you get on your pleasures you adulterous people don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God there for anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God or do you think scripture says without reason that he jealously Longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us but he gives us more grace that is why scripture says God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble
 the make yourself then to God resist the devil and he will flee from you come near to God and he will come here to you wash your hands you Sinners and purify your hearts you double-minded grieve mourn and wail change your laughter to morning and your joy to Gloom humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up brothers and sisters do not slander one another anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judge them speaks against the law and judges it
 when you judge the law you are not keeping it but sitting in judgment on it
 let's pray loving. Thank you for the gift of life with you thank you that we don't need to be more than we are thank you didn't you we find all that we need and more it's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Alicia Reisinger and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries