It is not sin that humbles, it is grace – Andrew Murray
“The Greeks called their horses praus or meek when the horse got to the level of training where it would obey the master (the rider) no matter what was going on, it could be trusted in the heat of battle not to do something stupid or foolish. Once the rider knew that he could trust the animal and it would obey him no matter what, he called it a meek horse even though it might be a powerful, thoroughbred stallion, capable of killing enemies in the battle.” (Humility: The Beauty of Holiness (located in the preface) by Andrew Murray)
By this illustration we see humility is not weakness but it is strength of character, self-discipline, and trust. Humility is being dependent upon God unceasingly and absolutely. Humility is being subordinate to one over you in a way that exalts them. The rider gave the commands but the horse had to choose to listen and carry out the command or to do his own will.
Humility Vs. Pride
To be humble is to be absent of pride, as in: James 1:21 ESV Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
It is by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ we are saved from the wrath of God. It is through the humility in our hearts that we will be welcoming to what God says…. read more