Tuesday - August 16, 2022


“to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.” – Titus 3:2

One of the most humble of men was Edmund Halley in his relationship to Isaac Newton.  Halley, the man who predicted the return of the comet that now bears his name, recognized the importance of Newton's discovery of the law of gravity.  He challenged him to perfect his original idea and corrected some of his mathematical equations.  Halley then urged Newton to put his ideas in book form.

The work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, made Newton famous.  What few people know is that Halley edited and supervised its publication and even financed its printing, though Newton could more easily have afforded it.  Historians today call Halley's action one of the most selfless examples in the records of modern science.

In all that we do, we need to remove our pride and seek to be humble servants of Jesus Christ. Today in prayer, praise the Lord for His humble example on earth and seek to humbly follow Him.

“Humility is strong, not bold; quiet, not speechless; sure, not arrogant.” – Estelle Smith

God’s Word: “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8