Life, the Reward of Humility

In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the lead character Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) says, “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” To many, life may be like a box of chocolates never knowing what they will get, but not the believers! The book of wisdom informs us that “The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life.” Proverbs 22:4 (HCSB)

The first reward of humility was the reverential fear of the Lord, which is to have deep respect and honor for the Lord. Having this kind of fear is the foundation for wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (NASB) The second reward of humility was wealth. To have wealth is to have a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches.

The next reward of humility was honor. The word honor is defined as honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions. It also means high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank. To honor someone is to place value on the person. One of the rewards of humility is you will be rewarded with value; you become valuable.

The final reward of humility from the text is life. The humble will live a long and satisfying life. “With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.” Psalm 91:16 (NASB)

I choose to be humble. What about you?

Be Blessed,

Bishop Jemmott

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