Justice. Mercy. Humility. 3
Humility is the right perspective on who God is, and who you are.
We all want others to think we have it. But the moment you say you have it... you’ve lost it.
Humility is clearly defining the roles between you, God, and others.
Psalm 8:3-6 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, (ESV)
We feel the pressure to be right all the time: Omniscient. Will we continue to try and know everything, or just trust the one who does?
Multitasking is our version of another big word: Omnipresence. And it’s a description only God can claim. Do we feel our identity is based on ability to say YES to every request, or are we humble enough to let God be the only one omnipresent?
Closely related to trying to be everywhere and know everything is our desire to do everything. A kid might say “I got it dad. I don’t need your help”. This is exactly what we do to our heavenly father.
What does it mean to let God be God, and we just be humble?
When you have humility, you can let God be God, you be you, and let people be people.
It’s okay to not know everything. You can instead know the God who does.
It’s okay to not be everywhere, you can ask for help from the one who is everywhere.
And it’s healthy to recognize that you can’t do everything. You do your part and let God do the things you can’t do.
He reduces it all down to one thing: How you love people... shows how you love God.
Who is someone this week who would benefit from you acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly?
Who would be let off the hook if you forgave them like Jesus?
Who would feel loved if you loved them like Jesus?
Who would stop feeling overlooked if you acted justly like Jesus?
Q1 Round Table Question (everyone give a quick answer): Do you think other people see you as more humble or more prideful?
Q2: Where do you take over for God the most? Trying to Know everything, Be everywhere, or Do everything?
Q3: Do you think you can let God be God, you be you? If so, how would that change your behavior now?
Q4: Why do you think it’s hard to trust and remember that God is in control?
Q5: If you choose to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly how might God affect the people in your life through you?
Think about this tonight: Who would feel loved if you loved them like Jesus? Who would stop feeling overlooked if you acted justly like Jesus?
Next at YX
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Jump Weekend / Grad Night: June 2nd.