It is hard to be humble …

After he finished the sacrifice for sins, the Son took his honored place high in the heavens right alongside God, far higher than any angel in rank and rule. Hebrews 1:13

Humble peacockThe lyrics of the song It’s Hard to be Humble, composed by Mac Davis back in the 1980’s, could have been written about Jesus. Verse two goes like this:

To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble
But I’m doin’ the best that I can.

Jesus didn’t ask for the honored place in the high heavens next to his Father. But once there, God declared him to be higher than angels and gave him the honor of the position.
The big difference between the words of Mac Davis and the scripture lesson for today is found in Verse 1, lines 3 and 4:

Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day.

Obviously, this character looking in the mirror was not seeing the humble Jesus.

Dear Lord, remind us that God is in the character we see in the mirror, but we are not God. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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