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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 14 May 2024 – In Humility

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TOPIC: In Humility

READ: Philippians 2: 1-4 (NKJV)

  1. Therefore if [there is] any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,
  2. fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.
  3. [Let] nothing [be done] through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
  4. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.


Humility is the state of being selfless, meek and modest. It involves putting other people first and considering them better than oneself. In our text today, Apostle Paul admonished the Philippian church to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain pride. To be humble means to acknowledge God’s assistance and contribution of others in one’s life and be ready to accord glory to God almighty and appreciate every assistance received from others in our successes. Without God, we cannot accomplish anything (John 15: 5).

A full understanding of this fact will help us to know that whatever we have or are capable of doing comes from God. This understanding will make it easier for us to acknowledge the grace of God and never look down on others or feel superior to them. We must understand that no one is independent of God and other people, in fact, our strength and ability flow from God and people around us. We must never forget that God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud (James 4: 6). How beautiful life would be if all we do and say is done in humility! The church of God will be edified and more grace will be released from heaven. Make humility your watchword!

PRAYER: Father in Heaven, teach me the humility to to consider others better than myself, Amen.