As we humble ourselves, we will be exalted in due season. We have to master humility in order to experience exaltation. Humility is not pretending to be poor or stupid, but requires the ability to put other people first.
If you were faced with the proposition of reading a Harlequin Romance or the Holy Bible what would you choose? No, I am not joking nor am I trying to be cute. Despite being from opposite ends of the literary spectrum, choosing a romance novel in lieu of a Bible is far from a simple decision for many people.
Paul faced much persecution, when he went about preaching the gospel and establishing the church. Paul’s hope was for a future reward in heaven, where the glory of God would be revealed in him. There are also rewards here on earth, for those who do the right thing and we see examples of this throughout the Bible.
In his latest book, Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology, author Eric Eichinger takes his readers on a deep dive into Biblical numerology, sharing the hope of Christian faith through the vantage point of God’s recurring use of specific numbers throughout the pages of Scripture.