Psalms 25:9 – He will guide the humble in judgment, and He will teach the humble His way.
The ‘anaveem’ or the “humble/meek” person is an individual that is willingly obedient. Rebellion and stubborness born out of the heart of the proud are both opposites of humility (Proverbs 16:19; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). The rebellious and the stubborn are those who must be forced to be obedient. Humility is best characterized by a loving and obedient servant who will do anything for their master. The state of humility expressed in the Scripture is one of total dependence upon God (Matthew 5:5; Psalms 37). Thus, God’s people are characterized as sheep devoted to the care of their Shepherd (John 10:3,4, 11-16, 27; Matthew 25:32-33; Psalm 23). Humility recognizes that without God we are poor and have nothing and can do nothing (John 15:1-7).
If we will walk humbly with our God, then He will guide us and teach us, and we will be led into all truth. Humility in the heart will say, “I do not know which direction I am to go.” And Father will respond, “Follow me.” The proud person will devise a plan in his/her own imagination, and forge ahead in arrogance, not budging from his/her own decisions (Proverbs 8:13; 1 Samuel 2:3; Psalms 138:6). However, if we look to our Shepherd, then He will teach us the ways that last forever. His decisions and choices will become wisdom and understanding to us, and His beautiful ways of righteousness and holiness will become the true description of life (Proverbs 2:6, 9:10; Psalms 111:10, 119:104; Colossians 1:9; Ephesians 4:24).
God, in His covenant love for us, will not withhold any dimension of Himself, or of His blessings, from us if we are willing to walk in humility before Him. A heart of humility produces a state of submission; and if we will submit ourselves to God, then we will receive all He has abundantly poured out and allotted unto us. Yahweh has shown us what He wants and what is good: we are to do justly, love lovingkindness, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8; Matthew 11:28-29; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Peter 3:4).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen