“Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”  (James 3:13, NIV)

Deeds done in humility are particularly fragrant because the person performing the deed is not doing it to draw attention to herself.  Wisely, she sees a higher purpose and a bigger plan in play.

The greatest deeds, by God’s estimation, are performed in obscurity; the left hand unaware of what the right hand has done.  The greatest deeds provide help to the helpless; hope to the hopeless; and they empower the disenfranchised.

Everyone — regardless of title or status — can live a life of humble service to others and to God.  Make this your ambition.  With wisdom comes humility.  – Luther

REMINDER: Daily Encouragement will be on break tomorrow (Sunday).  It is the first Sunday in Advent, the season of preparation for the coming our King as an infant!  Have a great day in worship, and remember to exhibit mercy and humility in all of your dealings — particularly the difficult ones.  Lord willing, see you on Monday! 

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