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Humility and the Heart

The outward man shall definitely perish, but our inward man is renewed day by day (2). We tend to get involved with outward things, but God always looks on the heart. When Samuel was looking for Saul’s replacement, the Lord told him not to look at the outward appearance because God looks on the heart (3).

This is why we must guard our hearts, for when we do, we enter into the principle of humility. “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit” (Proverbs 29:23). A humble person has quietness and confidence as his strength (4). This is a great program for human relationships. God knew that because of being occupied with external things, we would have trouble relating to each other. But God has a way of dealing with natural, external relationship – the heart is revealed by pressures, finances , anxiety, etc.

We must take a positive step with our hearts and fix them upon God. Humility will take away every secret grudge. Let us not escape the issues. Let us deal well with our hearts. Than we can go forward revealing the nature of God through our lives.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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