The Humility Of God

J. D. Conley
March 23, 2014

A compelling piece of evidence for the existence of God is simply this: Man would not invent such a God as the God of the Bible. Sinful man would not invent a God who hates sin and will not tolerate sin. The Bible forthrightly states, "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom.3:23). If man invented God, why would man say such a thing? God is holy and just (Ps.99:3), but He is also a God of love and mercy. But love and mercy does not cancel out His holiness and justice. In other words, the love and mercy of God is of no comfort to the impenitent. Not only would sinful man not invent such a God, he would run from Him! The very nature and character of God proves He has not been dreamt up by man.

Another compelling aspect of God that shows He is not of human derivation, is His humility (cf. Ps.113). This entire psalm concerns both the obligation and the privilege of praising Almighty God. Yet the sixth verse of this psalm says this about Him, "Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!" Is it not astounding that the very One who is to be praised always and in every place humbles Himself to observe the activities of men and angels? Even though He is the Creator of all things and is "high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens and there is none like Hint," He lovingly condescends to man! His humility provides a pathway for His compassion to reach lowly man. Though He is enthroned on high, He bends His knee, not out of curiosity, but in compassionate interest to "lift the poor out of the dust and the needy out of the dunghill"

No... man would not, and could not, invent a God like Jehovah. Man is proud, not humble. The atheist is unaware that God looks down from heaven, takes notice of him, while he refuses to look up and admit His existence (cf. Ps.14:1-2)! God knows the atheist, but the atheist does not know Him.

Pride stands in the way of man knowing the Almighty, yet humble God. May we ever guard against letting pride invade our lives.

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up" (Jas.4:10).