"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
(Philippians 2:7-8 KJV)
Jesus Christ was humble and should be our example in all we do. So if we are Christians we should know and be practicing being humble. Therefore it should be easier to be humble to others around us.
We have heard countless engagement and marriage stories in our lifetimes. These stories range from a proposal in a horse-drawn carriage, to beautiful sunrises, to going down on his knees in the mud to ask her to marry him. Then there was the young man who simply washed the feet of his prospective bride. He talked briefly about how humble his proposal was but that he knew it was a lifetime commitment to her and her needs. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before she died. How humble are you?
Paul, who wrote Philippians, understood the importance of humility and how it helps keep us together. We need to realize how very important it is to marriage, especially in today's society of prenuptial agreements. Paul says we should reject all those feelings and urges that say "me, too". "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (Philippians 2:3 KJV). We need to value our spouse before ourselves and for as long as we live.
We should be humble every day, especially to our spouse, no matter how small or how great the service is, no matter whether you are the husband or the wife. Humility is not gender specific. You are married. You should be humble. Put their needs first even if it means giving up some of your favorite things.
It helps to get the right spouse who follows Our Awesome God's commandments and that you have respect for and that has respect for you. Get to know your future spouse before marriage. Love comes when you realize that you know the same Lord, that you both believe the way to live includes modesty, communication with your spouse, loving each other, etc. Then look carefully at the differences in your lives? Are they a possible problem?
Your commitment to Our Awesome God should be approached in the same way. The ideal is: God first, spouse and family second, others third and self last. Read your Bible daily, at least. Study what God means when He says something. Attend His church, not a cult.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Our programs include AWANA and a Prayer Team but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill