“Humility” – To be teachable, reachable; prone to receiving of, and discerning in God’s instruction.
If it ever be so, may it be so, when it is so. And so – onward I go.
I remain Your humble servant.
Though two persons reside within.
The resolute master over this dormant enormity.
This one who would have me,
Enslaved to dregs, darkness, despair, and drudgery.
The wretched brute. Libertine. Pariah. Knave
One to be forcibly reined and restrained.
Caged. Never allowed the light of day.
Starved. Dispossessed. Divested. Cancelled.
Stripped of all towering vigor.
Forced to refrain. Chained. Muzzled. Manacled.
Thrown down at every threat of challenge.
Until he becomes a meager wisp.
A filament. Fragment. Fog. Fraction.
Miasma dispersing into – nothingness.
His will no more, not even a mist.
Transmutation take the time you take.
Command never falter nary a cession.
Resolve never allow nary a feint.
Seeing the felicitous impending prize
Within the God of grace,
Humility’s crystal, piercing eyes,
Perceiving from conception realized,
Through sojourn earth, to eternal Life.
Home, home, the journey finalized.
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature slave to the law of sin.”
The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; its desire is to have you, but you must master it.”