Sir John Templeton, the 92-year-old founder of the Templeton Prize in science and religion, said, “What I am financing is humility. I want people to realize you shouldn’t think you know it all.”

Perhaps admitting we don’t know it all—that God is God and we’re not—is Step One toward humility. When God spoke to Israel about its future, He said, “If my people…will humble themselves…I will hear from heaven.” Humility is saying, “I need God. There is much I do not know and cannot do on my own. I’m not ashamed to admit I am inadequate to save myself now or for eternity.” Grace fuels humility, and grace comes from God. In fact, James wrote that God “gives grace to the humble.” More grace, more humility. More humility, more grace. Tell God what you don’t know, and let His grace lead you to a greater dependence on Him.

If Christ was willing to humble Himself before God, shouldn’t we who follow Him do the same? (Turning Point Daily Devotional, 3-7-06)


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