Hope’s Humility

Hope’s meager, fragile

Frayed commodity stretches

Shared among many

Nurture with prayers, praise to God

Posture of humility*


Pompous will be mocked

Sense of entitlement reeks

Manmade castles melt**



*“All of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5, NLT

*“O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8, NLT

*“A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.” Proverbs 29:23, New King James Version

** “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it…” Psalm 127:1, NKJV

*“The high and lofty one who lives in eternity,

the Holy One, says this:

“I live in the high and holy place

with those whose spirits are contrite and humble.

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble

and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

I have seen what they do,

but I will heal them anyway!

I will lead them.

I will comfort those who mourn,

bringing words of praise to their lips.

May they have abundant peace, both near and far,”

says the LORD, who heals them.

Isaiah 57:15, 18-19, New Living Translation

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