Daily Dose, Lent — March 23

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6     Daily Dose with Dr. Don Martin: Journey to the Cross, a Lenten Devotional   Arrogance has an odor that is difficult to bear. Arrogance is thinking that you are an exception to the common rules of life. Arrogance insists on privilege and likes to sit in the prominent seat so as to be seen by others. Arrogance is born on third base and walks around like it hit a triple. Jesus detested arrogance and was quick to criticize those who displayed such behavior. He even coined a phrase for his disciples to remember. “The first shall be last and the last first.” And “All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12) Humility has an aroma we all enjoy. Jesus is the Mt. Everest of humility. He was born in a barn and cradled in a feeding trough. He grew up in a town so small that everybody found water at the same well. He chose to be baptized like an ordinary Joe, shunned no one and died an embarrassing death. His life is a trumpet call to humility. Humble does not mean pretending we are not an excellent student when our grades are strong. It means never looking down on another person. A humble person is a delight to be around. Let’s follow Jesus on this path. Dr. Don Martin