Mac Davis recorded a song in 1980 that became an international hit called, “It’s Hard to Be Humble.”
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
Cause I get better looking each day
Last week in James 4:1-5 we discovered the reason for quarrels and conflicts among us come from selfishness and envy that we allow to dwell in us. We think we are better than others, we know more than others, and we deserve what others have. The reason we struggle with selfishness and envy is, “It’s Hard to Be Humble,” as Mac Davis use to sing.
James 4:6-10 makes a case for humility. If we are going to know God better, experience great victories in Christ, grow spiritually, and have a more intimate walk with God, it will only come through humility. When we learn to daily humble ourselves before God, we will find the victories and know the peace for which we are longing, and desperately need.