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Rediscovering Humility through Desert Seasons

In today’s Take Five, RZIM France’s Léa Köves encourages us that through desert seasons, when we feel at our lowest, we’re taught the reality of humility. In those moments, we can be reminded of Jesus–who was also humbled, who also suffered and had to cling to the truth– “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Matthew 4:4).

In the same way, when you go through a season of desert, sometimes it feels like you are being denuded. You are gradually stripped of what you used to carry, maybe hopes, dreams, or convictions. You are being changed.

Moses is confirming the Israelites by showing them how the desert season was for them a path to humility…How can lowliness be seen as something encouraging and positive?

In order that in Jesus we may have life, God was ready to humble Himself even to death and on the cross.

Make it Personal

  • Have you found lowliness to be encouraging and uplifting in this desert season?

  • How might we point our neighbors to Jesus through the humility and lowliness that we experience in this season?