June 25: Galatians-Day 14

Read Galatians 6:11-18

“See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!”

You know that, when you want to get your point across, you text in all caps? That’s what Paul is doing here. He desperately wants the Galatians to get back on the right path and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. He cares so much about the people he is writing to. He’s not writing out of sheer obligation, but in love.

I admire Paul for so many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is his humility. He writes, “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Galatians 6:14).” He strives to always put Jesus first and he tells others to keep himself accountable.

What would it look like for you to never boast in anything except for Christ?

It can be hard not to get recognition for a job well done. However, if we do everything for the glory of God, we will get recognized one day; it just might not be here on earth. It takes humility to go unnoticed. Jesus is humble and He’s the king of the world. Certainly, we can become more humble.

Humility goes against the grain of our society.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

As we humble ourselves before the Lord, we become more like Him. He calls us to be holy as He is holy. We cannot be holy and prideful; the two do not mix.

If you find yourself in the position that the Galatians were in, turn to Jesus today. He wants to break your chains and free you from the weight of your sin.

What is one way that you can humble yourself before the Lord this week?

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