HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.” Isaiah 38:15
Thus said King Hezekiah — and I would say it too.
There are humbling memories which rise within my heart. I am filled with recollections which bow me down. Have I not broken all of God’s commandments? Have I not raised the shameful cross for His Son? Since He lifted me into spiritual life — have I not been disobedient a thousand times over? Yes, I shall walk humbly, remembering my past.
There is a watchful attitude which befits my heart. I am like a little child, walking through a forest where the wild beasts have their home, and where there are hazards to be encountered at every step. I have need to be on the alert. I need to rest on Him whose grace is sufficient. At any moment I may be trapped and overcome. Surely I shall walk humbly.
There is a prevailing seriousness which should rule my heart. Life for me is a momentous thing, not to be trifled with, to be used wisely and well. I am living . . .
- to glorify God,
- to be holy as He is holy,
- to be zealous of good works.
I cannot be as mirthful and unburdened by thought as those who stand outside His kingdom. I must walk humbly, recognizing His lordship over every aspect of my life.
There are important activities which should occupy my heart. I would make no display — I would do my work without ostentatious or pretense.
Let me walk humbly all my years.
Half-hidden violets may bless very many!