September 14th

humilityMATTHEW 3

Well pleased

SCRIPTURE

(v16-17) As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.

OBSERVATION

What an amazing moment! Just as Jesus humbles himself and is baptised by John, God the Father pours out his Spirit in a physical manifestation of his pleasure at Jesus’ humility and obedience.

APPLICATION

Humility and obedience turn the ordinary things of life into a pleasing act of worship to God the Father. How is God calling you to show your humility and obedience to him today? If you think you know what he is telling you to do, do it and remember to look up to see God’s smile. Your Loving Heavenly Father loves you and is pleased when you obey him with Christ-like humility.

PRAYER

Loving Lord, thank you for the perfect example of Jesus Christ your Son. Help me to obey you in complete humility, knowing that nothing matters more than pleasing you in my every thought, word and deed. Amen.