Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Humbled

Canadians, in our own humble way, don’t always get credit for things we invent. Take peanut butter, for example. The Aztecs created early versions of this popular staple and many people in the U.S. believe it was invented by American botanist George Washington Carver or Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. But it was Canadian pharmacist Marcellus Gilmore Edson who created the nutty spread from roasted peanuts. Edson got the patent for a peanut paste in 1884, which officially marked the beginning of peanut butter’s journey into the modern era.

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Pride is often the mark of this world. We are told to have pride in so much of who we are and what we do. Pride has come to mark so much in our world today. Once again, the principles of the Kingdom of God stand in opposition to the principles of the kingdoms of this world. Listen to what Paul writes in Ephesians 4:2: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” There is no call to pride here. For the follower of Jesus, humility is what counts. We know who we are in Christ, and the price He paid for our redemption. There is nothing we can ever do to earn our salvation – that has been paid for by Jesus on the Calvary Cross. When we find our identity in Jesus, it doesn’t lead to pride but humility – complete humility. When we boast, we do so in Christ. We are called to put others ahead of ourselves, being gentle with everyone. Live your life today for others, putting them ahead of yourself, and watch as they are drawn to Jesus through you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley