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Friday, 14 June 2019
Humility

Question of the day: Why did I choose this verse? 2 Kings 2:9b "Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."

Answer: Well that was easy. Elisha (the younger) is answering Elijah (the elder), who asked (I'm paraphrasing), "What would you like to have when I'm gone?" Elisha asked for a double portion, and Elijah said (paraphrasing again), "Wow, that's hard. I don't know if God will do that."

By many accounts Elisha followed Elijah (as a disciple) for about 12 years. Elisha was tempted 3 times early in the chapter, but each time Elisha remained humble.

The reason I brought this up is that we want the power of God in our lives, but we tend to undervalue the importance of a humble (broken) spirit. God is never done teaching us humility. The biggest part of growing to maturity is growing in humility.

One thing I admire in great men of God is their humility. I'm not going to start naming names, but if you know me, you know whom I value. The chief characteristic in them all is their humility. None of them ever acts as if they deserve some royal treatment, even though they are royalty.

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 10:00am Comment Comments: 1
 
 

Friday, 14 June 2019
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Michael, I admire your humility, and also your faithfulness.

Posted By Glenn D Blank 02:34pm