‘Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]’ Galatians 5:23 (AMP Bible)
Why do we have the law? Why do we have the police patrolling the street? Why do we have curfew? Why do we have justice? All these are simply because we have crimes, often worst crimes.
Jesus Christ taught us against disobeying our authorities. That because we are Christians do not mean we are free from respecting our societal laws. We are not above the law so long we live here on earth.
As Christians we have the obligation to live in humility and self-control. We must not forget the commandments of God that instruct us to show the image of Christ in us. And what is the image of Christ? It is LOVE.
Where there is love, there is humility. There won’t be anything like pride or envy or jealous or barbaric attitudes.
Humility is required if as Christians we must maintain our salvation. We needn’t show off our wealth as if it so precious to us than the gospel of Christ within us. We must embrace humility in all we do, in our lives, in our dealings with people and wherever we find ourselves. We won’t go far if we listen to the pride urging us to do wrong things. We won’t excel in our relationship with God if we feel we are above His divine laws. We won’t be able to convince unbelievers of the Grace of God upon our lives if we live in the same ways as criminals.
If people cannot distinguish us from the wayward people whose attitudes are far from purity, then what certitude have we got to declare that indeed we are children of God? If we cannot control the rude ways we talk to people, if we dress up in exposing ways, if we indulge in unlawful and dirty business dealings, are we truly elevating the existence of God?
When we allow humility to take charge of the ego in us, we are totally given Christ the maxima positions in our lives.
Let us examine ourselves, can we boldly hit our chests and affirm, without any inner reproach that, indeed we are Christians? Have we asked ourselves, what will happen when God is missing in our lives?