Daily Dose – July 27

Results of Humility Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord’s anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good in Judah. King Rehoboam established himself firmly in Jerusalem and continued a King. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother’s name was Mamah; she was an Ammonite. He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord. -- 2 Chronicles 12:12-14 When we are not humble and seeking the Lord, we must suffer the consequences of not doing so. Because Rehoboam humbled himself he was made King of Jerusalem. There a many references throughout the books of Psalms and Proverbs regarding the rewards of humility. Proverbs 11 has a good listing of the rewards. They are too numerous to list here. I do encourage you to read through it when you have a chance. A key theme in Proverbs 11 – and in many other proverbs – is that God looks kindly on those who seek righteousness. Humility is a key characteristic of a righteous life. Personally, I know that when I am obedient and walk with God in my life, life goes a lot smoother. It seems there are more “rewards” and I feel more content. Humility leads to contentment. Kim Clement