Of Humble Cloth

“…Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” I Peter 5:5

In my last three posts on this site which have extended over a week’s period, I have talked a lot about my being repulsed by evil, and of my great love and passion for God. This morning as I again write, those feelings and philosophies are as much a part of my heart and of my soul as ever. But I want to assure that I don’t give the impression of feeling judgmental or that I somehow believe myself superior to those who are drawn to evil or who are actually trapped by satan and by his snares. That is not at all the case. I acknowledge my own shaky standing as a Christian, my inherent sinful nature, my tenuous grip on holiness, and understand that to even think of being godly, I am reduced to daily reaching and grasping. Holy does not come easy.

What tremendous advantage have I. I understand it to be one chance in trillions that I was even conceived. At one distinct and marked moment, through the union of a godly mother and father, God’s finger torched life to me, gave the little zygote strength and fortitude for its short but crucial journey, the fetus attached to my mother’s womb and grew, developed exactly, and then I was born. From the day of my birth, on July 24, 1938, I have been taught the ways of God. With all humility I acknowledge my rare and glorious circumstance. For others, by chance of trillions to one, are birthed to parents who themselves have been so deprived of the knowledge of the holy, and of the great love and redeeming force of Jesus Christ.

No, I choose no judgment seat and I wear no superior robes.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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5 Responses to Of Humble Cloth

  1. Amen. It is with great humility we should remember we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Glory be to God!

    Good morning, David–Welcome to my site. Hope you visit often.

    You probably are familiar with the book titled Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand and Philip Yancey. Great, informative writing. I read it many years ago and have given copies as gifts.

    Blessings

  2. writeathome says:

    I too, am humbly thankful to be where I am today and to have a knowledge of the holy. God’s grace is so amazing!

    Carol, we must not take that term lightly; truly God’s grace is amazing…simply amazing. The longer I serve Him, the greater is my understanding of that truth.

    Please say hello to all the Connells.

  3. Tom Contino says:

    Good scripture. We should be humbly grateful to God for where HE places us in His kingdom and esteem others (in God’s church) better than ourselves (Philippians 2:3). One day, however, dressed in HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, we will wear a white robe, will we not? After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. (Rev. 7:9)

    It’s true, Tom, and one day we will be robed in white, for at last we will be changed from mortality. What a happy day that will be!

  4. Catherine says:

    Oh yes Sis Buxton, thank God for reaching out to me and touching me. Thank God for my life today. Thank God for the privilege of knowing Him in the fullness of the Godhead.
    I just love the way you have with words. I read this post over and over again. God has open this “blogging ministry” to you – and you give Him Glory.
    Do you remember the song “Privilege people”?

    Catherine–Thank you for the sweet words. It is great that God has given us this tool to help each other. I don’t know the song, Privilege People. write the words here if you’d like. Sounds like a wonderful song.

  5. Catherine says:

    Chorus
    Privilege people, we are privilege people
    To feel God’s Spirit in such a beautiful way
    The victory is our, just for the asking
    We are privilege people, because of Jesus Name.

    Verse 1
    There is such peace, for those who know the Lord
    There is such love in store, for those who give their hearts to Him
    And it is joy unspeakable and full of glory
    It is so wonderful to feel such happiness, and joy in the Lord.

    Verse 2
    Oh, let us sing, a song unto the Lord
    Let us sing praises unto the Prince of Peace
    He is the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father
    It is so wonderful to feel such happiness, and joy in the Lord.

    Katherine, thank you for these beautiful words

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