The Principle of Humility – Part 4

It is easy for people to think that Peter was some great man. Peter knew it and made sure that people understood he was just a man. The message is still clear that the work of God is done by God himself. Peter understood this and as believers we all should understand it too. This way of looking at things was so consistent in Peters life because he knew he was, but a man. Peter was walking in humility from the first day he met Christ and I believe he did it to the day he took his last breath.

In Peter’s life, watch what happened at Cornelius’ house. In Acts 10:25, 26 the Bible says, “And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man”. When Cornelius wanted to worship him Peter refused and said,”I myself also am a man.

We live in the time in which we have so many titles that seem to elevate our status in ministry such that it is easy to accept or go along with some form of behavior that resembles the worship of man and not God.  .

Those who walk in humility like what we see in Peter life will not be ensnared by behavior that emulates man as an object of worship. Peter knew he was just a man and that should be imprinted in our hearts too. We should all acknowledge that we are, but mortal men and only God is God. Only God should be worshiped as the only one with supernatural power.