THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2018
GREATNESS AND LOWLINESS
February 12, 2018
Today’s reading: James 1:1-11
James says, “The brother in lowly circumstances should
take pride in his high standing, and the rich one in his lowliness,
for he will pass away ‘like the flower of the field.’”
(v.9). While James is talking about people in opposite circumstances,
that is, the materially poor and rich, let us look at this
passage as God’s intended destiny for each of us, where
greatness and lowliness come together as one.
matter how our circumstances in life are with regards to money,
power or position, we are all children of God, redeemed by
Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. In that is our dignity
and identity. That is our high standing, to which we strive
to attain to. We are destined for greatness.
we also should know that greatness is in Christ. It is God
who is great, and it is only by the grace of God and the strength
of the Spirit that we can be great as well, as God intends.
Apart from God we can do nothing, but with God nothing is
impossible. Realizing that truth, we must bow down in worship
before God, acknowledge His total dominion over us, and humbly
look only to Him for what we are able to do. Our lowliness
enables God to lift us high and exalt us.
destiny is in Christ, as we attain to greatness in our lowliness.