Day 10 – Stay humble

1 Corinthians 13:2 (NKJV)
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Love never puts the blessings or gifts of God above another. Love doesn’t exalt itself or draw attention to self; love is always, always, about others. I say this because far too many people who have discovered the wonder of the Gifts of the Spirit have fallen into pride in thinking they are the answer to the human condition. They put themselves above others because of the gifts flowing through them. Love however, keeps us grounded. Love helps us live with both feet firmly planted on the ground, lest we become so spiritually minded and no earthly good. The Gift of Prophecy is meant to strengthen, edify, encourage, exhort and comfort, not to make oneself look like a spiritual hotshot. The “understanding all mysteries and all knowledge” in the above verse is a reference to the Gift of the Word of Wisdom and Knowledge and these are meant to reveal God’s mind to people for the purpose of building people up, not building ourselves up. As the Spirit of God begins to unfold these precious gifts in our lives, humility then called for. We must remain humble and submissive to the Spirit of God as He divinely flows through us to bless those around us and not find ourselves in a self-exalted state or allow others to exalt us.