[February 23]
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, ...humbleness of mind. Colossians 3:12
EVERYTHING in the Scriptures points us to the fact that humility is a quality most essential to all of the Lord's people who would be used of the Lord in any important or special work for him. If the followers of the Lord could continually keep this in memory, and would persistently shape their course accordingly, how much they would be used, we may be sure. Any service for the Lord is an honor; but the more we are permitted to serve, the more will be our blessing in the present life, and the greater also will be our reward in the life to come. Let us, therefore, as the apostle says, humble ourselves under God's mighty hand, that he may exalt us in due time. Z'13-189 R5262:5(Hymn 267)