Humility and Gratitude

11 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks … (Romans 1).

In the very beginning, all the way back to when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they chose to dishonor God with ungrateful hearts for everything else in the garden He had given them.  The same thing happens each and every day for those who are too prideful to honor God by submitting to His eternal power, as well as to ungrateful to give thanks for His kind, divine nature.  They dishonor Him with ungrateful hearts.

Therefore, perhaps what should be most telling in any Christian’s life then, is their proclivity to show humility and gratitude to God.  They remain humble before His awesome eternal power, (desiring to give Him all honor, instead of only themselves), and they maintain an attitude of gratitude for His divine nature, which expends that power only for their good.

O Lord of Heaven, You alone have eternal power, and You alone have a divine nature!  May we always humble ourselves before You, fearing no one but You; and may we always express our gratitude to You for all You are, and for all that You have done, are doing, and will do for us.  May people look at our lives This Day and see humility and gratitude shining forth as bright as the sun.  Amen.