Our obedience to God starts with a humble attitude.
humble – adjective
not proud or arrogant, inferiority, subservience, low in rank,
Humility can be a hard word for some of us to demonstrate. It certainly is not my best attribute. Most times my tongue would rather stick to the roof of my mouth, than to admit “Your way is right, my way was wrong.” But we must remember God is greater and more powerful than us. And we acknowledge this each time we accept His laws and obey them.
Like children please their parents when they follow household rules, God, our heavenly Father is pleased when we humble ourselves and obey His commandments. As we grow in the understanding of God’s word, and comply with His will, we benefit from making changes in our lives and surroundings. And each change we make is a step closer to God.
We are humble to God each time we humble ourselves to another, and this pleases God.
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4
Arrogant is the opposite of humble.
arrogant – adjective
having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities
Growing in our faith is impossible if we consistently put ourselves first over the will of God. I have been known to argue trivial matters I believe to be right. In the scheme of things, it did not matter who said what to which person, but I would argue my point, soon realizing my argued point falls to the floor, stabbing me in the foot.
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; Psalm 5:5
Yes, I am talking to you. Let us receive the attitude of humility from God. Humility will teach us to step back and refuse the act of arrogance. Refusing the act of arrogance invites God’s will to take over situations we can’t handle on our own. And to God be the glory, as we lift up His holy name.