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The truly humble person helps build others up, not tear them down. He is a stepping-stone, not a
stumbling block. Therefore, anything that makes me stumble must be removed from my life; if it is
not, I cause others to stumble. Paul used the eye, hand, and foot to illustrate the mutual dependence of
members of the body of Christ.
Humility begins with self-examination, and continues with self-denial. Jesus did not suggest that we
maim our bodies, for harming our physical bodies can never change the spiritual condition of our
Rather, He instructed us to perform “spiritual surgery” on ourselves, removing anything that causes us
to stumble or that causes others to stumble. The humble person lives for Jesus first and others
next—he puts himself last.
He is happy to deprive himself even of good things, if it will make others happy.
Verse for today: “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, and whosoever will
be chief among you, let him be your servant” (Matthew 20:26-27).
Also read: Matthew 5:29-30; 18:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:14-27; Philippians 2:1-18.
Action assignment: Ask God to reveal to you any hidden stumbling block that you may have in your
life. Then pray for its removal and trust God for His help. You will experience a new freedom and joy
in service to others.

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