Friday, April 15, 2011

Contrite and Humble Spirit

"For thus saith the high and loftly One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."
                                                 Isaiah 57:15

Its interesting to note that God dwells in the high and holy place with the one who is contrite and humble in spirit.
I think most of the time contrition and humility is looked down upon as something that is low and weak. But we clearly see in this verse that God loves and invites only those who are of humble and contrite heart to dwell with Him in the high and holy place. The place where His Presence is.

For example the Scripture says that Moses was the meekest (humble) man on earth at his time and yet God used Him to deliver 2 million people from the grasp of a cruel dictator. Jesus said come and learn of Me for I am meek and lowly in heart.

As Christians we are to have a humble and contrite heart, this is what God loves and desires.
May we be yielded and contrite in heart today knowing that God is our source, He is our refuge, He is our all in all.

Lord Jesus I thank You that You said come and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls. Lord I pray that I will walk in humility and meekness knowing that it is only by your grace and love that I can live for You. Give me strength today in Jesus Name. Amen


  1. Tremendous Word, Philip. I agree that living in the high places with God which is living in His Presence will give us His nature which is a humble and contrite heart.

  2. Yes, that is so true. Living with our hearts and minds set on the Lord will develop His nature within us. We will become like Him. Thank you for that word.