Small and Humble

Finally, he appeared to me, even though I am like someone who was born at the wrong time. I am the least important of all the apostles. In fact, I caused so much trouble for God’s church that I don’t even deserve to be called an apostle.

(1 Corinthians 15:8-9 CEV)

The most well known apostle and contributor to the Christian faith, Paul (formerly known as Saul), apparently didn’t think so highly of himself. In fact, the name Paul means “small” or “little.” Today’s passage suggests that Paul’s name was a constant reminder to him that he was “the least important of all the apostles.” It was a reminder to remain humble in spite of God’s awesome work in his life. It’s so easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of who we truly are. It’s my prayer that like Paul, we, too, will do our best to maintain a humble attitude.

Do your best to maintain a humble attitude.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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