Team Humble

Jay Miura



Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.


I really wouldn't want to be on the team opposing God... When I think about, it who, really likes to be on the team of prideful people any way. The ways of the proud are puffed up, quarrelsome and are always trying to prove themselves to be right. They fight tirelessly to get their way and when it really comes down to it are rarely satisfied with what they have.

James here is teaching a lesson in submission and humility to the ways of God. When we come to the place of humility and desperation for the things from above and not the things of this world, then and only then, will we draw near to the Lord and be exalted by His Grace and Love.


Being on Team Humble requires a choice. It call's us to turn away from our earthly desires and to turn toothe feet of Jesus. It calls us to humble our selves and to submit to Jesus. When we resist the devil he flees from us but even more then that, this act of resistance to the devil is an act of submission and drawing near to God.

God says that He yearns for us and desires to be with us but the Devil tells us that God is mad or unhappy with us and that we should stay away from God. When we resist the lies and temptations of the devil just as Jesus did in the wilderness we will join in Jesus' victory and reap the rewards of being on Team Humble.


Lord Your ways and thoughts are so much higher then my own. I need you to give me wisdom in every aspect of my life. There is not even one place in me that I do not need Your wisdom. Please help me to desire your ways more then the ways of this world and allow me to resist the Devil and to know You more. I love You Lord. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen

Devotions for July 20

2 Chronicles 29,30,31
James 4

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