The other day at work, I went with a resident and his wife to the hospital for a minor operation. This was the second day I had gone, the first was a pre-operation exam. Both days I took much care in learning all that I could; I watched the nurses in everything they did and listened intently to all instruction given so that I could tell the head nurse back at the nursing home!
However, in the middle of the second day, I caught myself. Was all that I was doing, the straining and the stretching to do good, meaningful? Was it necessary? Do I need to know all of these things? Though it is neat to learn new things, is this what the Lord would have me to learn?, was the question coming to me. What is most important here?
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls. – Mathew 11:29
And even during all of this I was thinking of Eve in the garden and the forbidden tree of knowledge. The key is through Him and Him alone. Though it is not wrong (and can even be exciting some times) I pray the Lord will help me to learn more of HIM, and less of this world.
“Humility is the mark of Christ the heavenly, and it will be the one standard of glory in heaven. The lowliest is the nearest to God. The first place in the Church is promised to the humblest.”
“Humiliation is the only ladder to honor in God’s kingdom.”
“The path in which Jesus walked and which He opened up for us is the same as the
power and spirit in which He wrought out salvation and to which He saves us. It is ever the humility that makes me the servant of all.”
“To how many of us has it not been a new joy in the Christian life to know that we may yield ourselves as servants, as slaves to God, and to find that His service is our highest liberty–the liberty from sin and self?”
“Jesus, the meek and lowly One, calls us to learn of Him the path to God. Let us study the words we have been reading until our heart is filled with the thought: my one need is humility. Let us believe that what He shows, He gives; what He is, He imparts. As the meek and lowly One, He will come in and dwell in the longing heart.”