Today’s Verse: What Kanye West’s Comments Can Teach Us About Humility

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

–Matthew 23:12

All Christians should celebrate the conversion of rapper Kanye West to Christianity and his dedication to promoting the gospel.

Kanye West’s Comments About Being “The Greatest”

Rapper Kanye West has converted to Christianity and is speaking out more and more about his mission to spread the gospel.

His forthcoming album “Jesus is King” features all gospel music, and this hip-hop star has proclaimed that this is the future direction of his musical career, where YouTube Christian music is going to have a whole lot of Kanye.

“Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me,” West said.

Recently, in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Kanye West made some bold statements that are raising eyebrows.

“And now—I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time,” West said during the interview. “It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact.”

What Kanye Can Teach us About Humility

Before anyone judges the statements by Kanye West too closely, we have to remember that he is a fairly new Christian. He is someone who is a music superstar, and a bit of ego comes with the territory.

Anyone who has followed West’s music career knows that he did some large bragging and he was anything but humble. Now that he is converted to Christianity, everyone needs to remember that it takes time for someone to come down from such a high pedestal, and West’s recent comments show that he still needs to do some work to find his humility.

When the Holy Spirit does its work in Kanye West, he will come to better understand the words of Jesus, who revealed what being the greatest means in the kingdom of God:

“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matthew 18:4

The Take Away for Christians

As for the rest of us, and those who may be quick to judge Kanye, we need to remember to give him time to grow, recalling these words from Scripture as our instructions:

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”

–Colossians 3:12

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,”

–Ephesians 4:2