1 Peter 5: 5
Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church)—[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)—[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favour, blessing) to the humble.
We have been learning about the Kingdom’s rules of work. We now have the keys to working effectively for the Father. We have also received the grace to do the required. Hence, we are bound to stand out at our workplace from henceforth. We are going to do great, mighty, and jaw-dropping things. We would reach heights we have never reached before.
However, we must always remember the charge Jesus gave to His disciples, “when you have done everything that was assigned and commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants [undeserving of praise or a reward, for we have not gone beyond our obligation]; we have merely done what we ought to do.’” (Luke 17: 10 AMP). We must never allow pride to settle in our heart or to think of ourselves more highly than we ought to.
Pride precedes a fall; pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:8). Hence, if we desire to remain relevant (and useable) to our Father, we must remain humble.
Humility implies remaining dependent on Him and not trying to figure things out for ourselves or rely on past experiences when solving a problem. We must always act as led by the Spirit.
David, the man after the Father’s heart, understood this truth. He always consulted the Father before any battle. Once, his enemies regrouped after they were defeated. He did not rely on the experience from the previous encounter. He went back to the Father for a strategy. He did not rely on his knowledge though he had just defeated those set of enemy armies not too long ago. He knew that he did not win the first battle by his strength or ability. He knew that to try to take on the second battle by himself would be subtle pride.
Never forget; without Jesus, we can do nothing!!
John 15: 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me, ye can do nothing.
Proverbs 15: The Lord will tear down the house of the proud and arrogant (self-righteous), But He will establish and protect the boundaries [of the land] of the [godly] widow. (AMP)