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Summary: Young people, learn this now, come down from your high horse of pride. Learn to respect each other, be it colleagues, friends, business partners, church congregation members or husband and wife..

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I am not worthy to stoop down…………..

Mark 1:7 John the Baptist said:”There comes One after me who is mightier than whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.”

Humble? We don’t hear of it or see it anymore in today’s world. Right? “Who are you to correct me?”, “Who do you think you are?” “I am a senior in the industry”; aren’t these familiar statements that we hear everyday right from Parliament to Kinder Garden? A little misunderstanding, then we are ready to throw in the towel and say, “I am not working for the youth team anymore, no body respects me here.” Am I speaking to someone out there? Friend, I can give a bunch of scriptures on being humble and then give you three points on it and finish it, but I want to delve into the subject differently, I want this devotion to make you pause and think. First, honestly analyze yourself! Ask yourself, ‘am I a proud person?’ Now, pray: “Lord, speak to me and help me change.”

John the Baptist was the forerunner for Christ and he preached repentance and prepared the people for the ministry of Christ. Jesus hailed him as a great man, He said: “those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist” , yet, John humbled himself as to say that he was not fit to even lose the sandal strap of Jesus.

A beautiful Christian, young girl had severe problems in her marriage life and it was cracking beyond repairs; the man was involved with These words are really, really wonderful! As children of light, let us learn lovely lessons from Jesus and John on humility, will you please?

another girl, she tried visiting people involved in witch craft but nothing happened. Finally God brought her into my hands, I taught her to pray, bought her a Bible, taught her to read it meticulously and also taught her to fast. Her pride had knocked her down. Everyday she would hear me preach the Word and she repented. I asked her to bury her bitter feelings, concentrate on setting her life right with her husband and I also made her cook for him despite his betrayal towards her. At this juncture many of you may wonder, “Bala, do we have to forgive such an atrocious betrayal of the husband?” Jesus said, “Forgive not once but seventy times seven!” Let me tell you, you don’t get good marriages from the malls, they are the ‘end product’ of overlooking offences, forgiveness, burying pain and hurts and lot and lot of unconditional love.” Young people, learn this now, come down from your high horse of pride. Learn to respect each other, be it colleagues, friends, business partners, church congregation members or husband and wife.. 1 Peter 5:5 “….Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Well, God worked miracles in the life of the above couple and they are doing great now and are faithful partners in our ministry.


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