“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!