Humble yourself under the mighty hand of your God so that I may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
Humility. There's a characteristic we battle against on a daily basis.
Our world screams at us to stand up for our rights; to not let others push us around; to demand that our voice is heard.
And yet that was not the way of the Savior, was it? He was led silent, like a lamb to the slaughter. When He was on the path that led to His death, He remained silent. Can you imagine how it would've looked otherwise? If Jesus had fought and kicked and screamed? If He had demanded a lawyer, who would stand up for His rights? If He had struck back at one of His captors?
A huge part of the torture and crucifixion of Jesus was His humility that led Him to not fight when He not only had the right, but also when He had available to Him the power to do so.
So should we let other people run over us and just take take it?
No. What we should do is strive to live a life of humility. Not trying to elbow our way into the world for our 15 minutes of fame, but striving instead to be people of high character and great service to others.
God will take care of the rest. He promises.
What impresses you about this passage?