When Samuel meet Saul and began to reveal that God had chosen him to be king, Saul said, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?” (1 Samuel 9:21 ESV)
Undoubtedly, one of the reasons God chose Saul was his humble attitude. He didn’t consider himself to be someone great. God values humility and reviles pride.
Likewise, when we come from a posture of humility, God sees the opportunity to accomplish something great in our lives. God uses the humble to do great things.
We must be careful, however, that we work to maintain an attitude of humble service. Later in Saul’s life, his pridefulness caused Saul to lose the throne to David, who God raised up to take his place.
Keep me humble,
Lord I pray,
So I won’t stumble
In Your way.
By the side
Of He who’s true,
My only pride
Shall be in You.