Being humble does not mean you think less of self than other people, or having a low opinion of your own gift. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple
🙏 CHRIST IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY!
Matthew 11:29 King James Version (KJV)
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Also read: Jn.13:13-15; Phil.2:7-8.
🙏 Humility is part of our Christian character. Psalms34: 1-4.
34 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
🙏 Humility is respected by God. Psalm 138:6 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. [also read Isa.66:2]
🙏 The humble shall be lifted up and saved. Job 22:6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Quote. “Lord, where are we wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right make us to live with.” ~Peter Marshall
🙏He or she who humble their selves shall be exalted, if not now, one will be latter, in service for our Lord an Savior. Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
🙏 God listens to the humble when they pray, crying out to Him through the Holy Spirit. Psalm 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
🙏 Humble yourself in the Lord’s sight and He will lift you up. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
🙏 God loves those who humble themselves. Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Verse 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Verses 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
Quote: WE are to be humble and serve our fellow man as Christ came to do! “Humility is to make the estimate of one’s self.” ~Charles Spurgeon
[ prepared by Winston Gerald Staples ]