H u m i l i t y ,  P a g e  2
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Just as Christ humbled Himself (Philippians 2:8) when he was a man, so can we. How did he? He prayed and studied -Luke 2:46,47. He knew His identity. We too should work out our own salvation -Philippians 2:12

Luke 14:11 "For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased and he that humbles himself shall be exalted."
    Why the need to be humbled? Why do some get so burned in life? Because God cares that we are in touch with who we really are and cares about us not being so dependent upon and related to the physical. For example: One who lacks patience-(a most important character trait for eternal living) lacks tranquility -Luke 21:19. Without that, how can one hear the voice of God.
    One of the saddest things about life is not to be learning from it.
    Such are the people who go through the roughest times. They are not 'smart' enough to turn themselves around.
    They lack the interest to learn from others, to talk to them, to get much advice from many people on their contemplated courses of action. Perhaps they've never heard Madonna's song the lyrics of which include the words "all people are lessons to learn"; situations too.
    Their direction is of those who seem to have to 'learn the hard way'. It's so very sad that life is set up that way, but ultimately it'll turn to good for these obstinate ones. They'll probably adhere to God with such tenacity, once God calls them.

Matthew 18:4 "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
    How do you humble yourself? Decide to serve others -Matthew 23:11 "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant"-Galatians 5:13,14 "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Think of others as you serve them as if it was God himself -Colossians 3:23,24 "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men, knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ." Matthew 4:10 "Then saith Jesus.....for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve." 
    Think of the importance of others to God and get your mind off self-importance again, Philippians 2:3. Giving is living; getting is fretting! Nothing turns you on like giving.
     One keeps himself humble by deciding to always be in a frame of mind to serve, help and assist others and by agreeing with God. 

James 3:13 "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation-(old english for 'conduct')-his works with meekness of wisdom." 

1Peter 5:5 ".....all of you be subject one to another and be clothed with humility, for God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble." 

Proverbs 18:2,11,12 "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility...The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as an high wall in his own conceit. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty and before honour is humility." 

Proverbs 22:24 "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honour, and life." 

Proverbs 15:33 "The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom and before honour is humility." 

Proverbs 16:19 "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud." 

Proverbs 29:23 "A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit." 

Isaiah 57:15 "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."

God's treasures are not for the worldly cunning and deceitful – those who are wise in their own eyes -Isaiah 5:21; Luke 10:21.

Additional scriptures on humility.


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