Monday, October 18, 2021


It is hard to imagine ( but nonetheless delightful  to )  that the God of the universe is down to earth and lowly in spirit. This passage in Isaiah speaks of God's high and holy place of dwelling but also that He dwells at the level of people with humble and contrite hearts.

For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 

                              - Isaiah 57 verse 15

In Mathew, Jesus said these famous words that are parallel to the verse in Isaiah.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  

                          -  Mathew 11 verse 28 - 30

Consider that the God of the universe is a consuming fire who ignited the gigantic stars and initiated space and time by decree and also that the sustainance of all existence is in His hand.

Our God of incomprehensible power is also gentle and humble.

The God of all creation identifies strongly with the humble and the contrite of heart. In fact, Psalm 51 verse 17 says:

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

This means that it is against God's nature to reject a humble heart. Any person who comes before Him with a humble and contrite heart will find themselves with access to the heart of God who is himself  humble and thus easily  associates with the humble.

These are the words in Luke where Jesus delights in the fact that the Father himself delights in entrusting the fate of the kingdom of God into the hands of  the lowly and humble rather that to the wise  and the lofty. 

At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

                          - Luke 10 verse 21

Here, Jesus our Lord identifies with the humble and rejoices when they are made central to God's plan.

Bless our wonderful Lord.


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