Be humble – and be bold!

The call for humility – “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11).
The call to go out to the people and bring them into the Lord’s House – “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full” (Luke 14:23).
The call for humility and the call to go out to the people and bring them into the Lord’s House – How are they to be related to each other?
* First, humility doesn’t mean that we rest content with saying, “I couldn’t do this” or “I couldn’t do that.” With humility, we must rise to the challenge of doing what God wants us to do.
* Second, going out to the people doesn’t mean that we go in our own strength. We don’t go, feeling full of our own importance. We go with our faith in the Lord. We go in His strength.
We need both – the humble attitude and the active commitment to serving the Lord.

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