Seize the Moment – Day 64

Humility in the Information Age!

Luke 11


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, May 20.


Did you know that the evidence you are looking for to support your point of view will always be there for you to find? That’s because your mind and heart will be looking first for that information and will filter out all the rest. And it’s easier now in the information age where you can explore and get support for any possible point of view on the Internet. The problem is not because there is a lack of information out there, but in how we allow the information to shape our hearts and how we do relationships. Who or what is shaping you and your relationships?


In Luke 11:53-54, the religious leaders had set their hearts against Jesus, they had already made up their minds, “When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, waiting to catch him in something he might say.”


Here is the real issue and it’s an ancient one: pride! The answer is found in the character of Jesus who is gentle and humble in heart (Matthew 11:29). Humility is a learned quality in a person that allows for healthy relationships and brings about thriving communities. Pride destroys both relationships and communities! The religious leaders of Jesus’s day stopped listening to Jesus and were only trying to “catch him” to prove they were right and he is wrong. I am saddened by how many people today are doing the same as these ancient pharisees. If we can ever have a conversation again, a real dialogue or a healthy debate on a topic, then we must be humble.


As Peter says in 1 Peter 5:5, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”


Seize the moment and pray for God to humble you. This will do a world of good for you, your relationships, and our communities.


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