Proverbs 22:4 says, The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches, honour and life. I love the Enduring Word definitions of humility and fear of the Lord.
Humility = proper view of self
Fear of the Lord = a proper view of God.
Often we have an unhealthy view of ourselves, we think or behave like we are God's gift to the world. We focus on our wants and desires, and not those of others. Sometimes, the opposite is true where we think that we are nothing. This isn't a helpful attitude to have either. The truth is that God made us and loves us, but he wants us to love others, not just ourselves.
We often have an unhealthy view of God too. Sometimes we are too serious and see God as an angry judge who will punish us if we sin. Sometimes we are too casual and see God as our best mate. Both are true to a point.
John 15:15 says, Now I call you friends, because I have told you everything that my Father told me.
Acts 17:31 says, He has decided on a day when he will judge all the people in the world in a way that is fair.
So have a healthy respect for God and a healthy view of yourself and he will bless you with riches, honour and life.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.