Biblical humility is absolutely necessary for spiritual revival.
Indeed, the ground of spiritual revival is the ground of Biblical humility;
and the ground of Biblical humility is the ground of spiritual revival.
Without Biblical humility an individual cannot enter into the path of spiritual revival;
and when an individual turns aside from Biblical humility,
his progress along the path of spiritual revival will be lost.
(Note: This "Thought for Meditation" presents the Biblical principle that serves as the premise for my book,
"The Spirit of Revival - A Contrite and Humble Spirit."
If you are interested in the matter of spiritual revival, this book may be of value to you.)
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:
let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:
but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,
and trembleth at my word.