Humility or Stupidity

Be very careful not to confuse ones humility for stupidity. It takes mustard seed faith to be able to operate in the spirit of humility. You don’t have to have huge faith it can be so small that it’s not even noticeable to some people but as long as you believe completely with the little that you have then that’s all you need. Take the widow in the story with Elijah for example. She was preparing to make the last supper for her and her son and she had made plans on them starving to death after that. She had no food and no money and the only thing of value she had was a jar of oil and it wasn’t even much of that. Elijah told her to make him some bread first before making her and her son’s bread. He also told her to get as many jars as she could from her neighbors and pour her oil into those jars and the oil would fill every jar that she had received. 📣🚫⚠️

Wait one minute…. How many people would have questioned Elijah, called him crazy or even gotten someone to beat him up? You mean to tell me that God told you to take from my son’s mouth? I don’t even know you and you are asking for my last? What have you done for me lately? I’m sure that a lot of us would have responded to Elijah in this way.

However, this woman chose to believe God and remain humble and that is where the difference between being humble and being stupid comes in. She could have been stupid and baked that bread, ate it and died with no regards to what Elijah said but she chose meekness instead.

Your humbleness will look stupid to some people but it’s not for them to understand. You have to be able to put away your pride, trust God and love completely to wear that honorable badge of humility. It is an honor. Not very many people can earn that stripe.

1 Kings 17

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