"Christ could afford to be humble as He served upon this earth. After all, He was the Son of God. He had nothing to prove. Yet does His Word not also say that we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ? Do you know who you are? Then go ahead and wash a few feet. God's most liberated servants are those who also know they have nothing to prove."
I have heard a quote from my mom for years, "Live as though you have nothing to gain, nothing
to hide and nothing to prove."
Wouldn't it be freeing to serve others and more importantly, God, liberally without the need to prove?
"God, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, help me to live in harmony with others, be sympathetic, love as a brother or sister, be compassionate and humble." I Peter 3:8
"Father, help me to clothe myself with humility toward others, because You oppose the proud but give grace to the humble. (I Peter 5:5) I will never live a day that I am not in need of Your grace, so please help me maintain an attitude that welcomes it."
Quotes are from Praying God's Word
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