Herod the Great had tremendous wealth, many wives, prestige and power, but one thing he lacked was humility. It was his pride that destroyed him. His lust for power and greed that brought him to ruin. No one mourned for his death, because of the selfish tyrant he had become.
Why do we spend so much of our time running after the very same things? The end result will be quite similar for us if we choose to run after such endless pursuits. Humility is the key to a life of contentment and thankfulness.
Humility causes me to question my motives and be honest when I have acted selfishly. It crucifies my own self-centerdness and places me at the door of grace and mercy. Humility is where joy is found. After one humbles themselves they can look up where they are met with the grace of an all-forgiving Father whose mercies are new every morning.
Lord, forgive me of my selfishness. Truly, Father, it lives to destroy me. Yet, I have this hope- victory, found in Jesus name, Amen.