King Josiah heard words of calamity for Judah due to the continual pattern of Israel’s rebellion and rejection of the Lord. Josiah responded in great repentance and humility. Here’s what the Lord said to Josiah.
“Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD.” (2 Chron 34:26-27)
Then Peter brought these words to mind. “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Pt. 5:5)
These and other passages provide a strong and clear mandate for our focus on and esteem of being humble. How do we do that?
Take a moment and reflect on these passages and ask the Lord to reveal how you have been proud. Ask the Lord what He wants you to do.