Today’s Reading | 1 Peter 5
Insignificant & Small
What does it mean to be humble? How do we clothe ourselves with it in our relationships with each other? The word translated here humble or humility means lowliness of mind. It literally means the esteeming of ourselves as small. It means seeing ourselves as someone who is small and insignificant. It is the opposite of seeing ourselves as the big shot or the best. Being humble is not bragging or trying to put ourselves forward. The word translated clothe in today’s reading means what you might imagine. To cling to something in the same way we put clothes on in the morning. Peter admonishes us in this passage to be a humble people. We must view ourselves as small and not be prideful. We are then to get up each morning and cling to this kind of an attitude throughout the day. We need to consciously remember what Christ has done for us and seek to not exalt ourselves but others. Clothing ourselves with humility means to intentionally think of ourselves as small and not the most important or the best person. Are you living successfully in this area? How can you improve?
How does someone who is humble demonstrate it?
In what ways can you become more humble?
How can you “clothe” yourself with humility each day?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?