Starting to memorize a new section in 1 Peter 5. Here's the first verse I'm memorizing for the next two weeks. Only 7 more verses to go for 2015!!
"Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5, ESV
According to Webster's dictionary, to clothe means to cover with. We're to be covered with true humility in our relationships. After investigating a little further I found this:
"These texts teach that we can put on this beautiful garment of grace, by
which we are made presentable in the hand of God to represent Christ
before men. He provides the garment; we must put it on and wear it. When
a citizen enlists to become a soldier, he is provided with a uniform,
furnished by the government. If he will be a soldier, he must expect to
wear a soldier’s uniform. God provides His soldiers, not with any
particular shaped or colored literal garment, but with the garment of
humility; that is the very best adapted to our needs. Nothing else can
possibly cover the nakedness of the self, or soul life, and render us
fully acceptable before Him. It is not only our most beautiful adornment
in His sight, but when once we become perfectly adjusted to it, it
becomes the most comfortable, convenient, delightful, and healthful
article of apparel to our spiritual being that we ever wore; and above
all, it proves to be to us, in the time of battle, an impenetrable coat
of mail. No sword, spear, nor missile of the enemy has ever pierced it.
Therefore we all should be the more eager to put it on, and keep it on;
for it is indispensable to our safety and protection." (http://library.timelesstruths.org/texts/Bible_Humility/Be_Clothed_with_Humility/)
I always choose verses I need and this one is no exception. I need to pray for God to help me with putting on Christ's humility.