In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus affirmed to the world that in the kingdom of heaven, the humble are “in” and the proud are “out.” His first words were, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3). Jesus was saying, “Satisfied are the humble.” Humble means “to be lower than, or to bend the knee to.” We either proudly make ourselves “higher than” others, including God, and remain dissatisfied; or we humble our hearts and desire Christ and are satisfied.
Jesus, our ultimate example of a humble heart, said of the poor in spirit, “For theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 11:29). The kingdom of heaven demonstrates God’s restoration in Christ.
In order to humble our hearts, we must surrender our pride. Pray to God, “I can’t. You can. I can’t pay for my sin. You can. I can’t free myself from the power of sin. You can.” You will be satisfied as you walk Restoration Road.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 8: Pride Is The Lock On The Human Heart; Humility Is The Key
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