Admission is the first step of action to be saved. You must admit to yourself, and then to Me that you have sinned and you need a Savior. It takes great courage to become humble. It takes great humility to become saved.
The Children of Israel were a stiff-necked people unyielding, and refusing to bow; it cost them the promised land and many, their lives. You may take a lesson on what not to do by reading the accounts of My children from long-past. The names have been recorded as a statement to the world that stubborn rebellion is a costly game to play; with stakes too high, the outcome sure death. Whereas, true humility begins with death, but the outcome is Life Eternal.
The bill marked Paid in Full!
Learn to bow before Me.
- The first time comes the hardest–you feel shy, embarrassed, unsure.
- The second time, you’ve stumbled–you’re defensive, nervous.
- Third–you’re broken, ashamed.
With every bow you are more clear of that need of a Savior.
With every bow–that need.
With every bow–more freed.
Bow before Me in true humility. With every bow–
“But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs which I wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the proof these ten times and have not hearkened to my voice, shall see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; and none of those who despised me shall see it. But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.” Numbers 14:21-24
“Do not now be stiff-necked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the Lord, and come to his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever, and serve the Lord your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you. For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will find compassion with their captors, and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.” 2 Chronicles 30:8-9
“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4:6b, 10
“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:10b-12
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.” Psalms 51:1-4
“But may all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; may those who love thy salvation say continually, ‘Great is the Lord!'” Psalms 40:16
“The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4
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