The world tells us to look out for number one
while God demands humility from us (Micah
6:6-8; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Eph. 4:1-2; Col. 3:12).
Humility- “not rising far from the ground...of a
low degree, lowly in spirit...”having a humble
opinion of oneself, a deep sense of one’s
(moral) littleness” (Thayer).
Let us learn to be humble like Christ.
(Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:3-8)
Learn to be Humble like Christ
Don’t be selfish (Phil. 2:3, 6-7; 2 Tim. 3:2)
Don’t be conceited (Phil. 2:3; Rom. 12:16)
Value other people above yourself
(Phil. 2:3, 2 Cor. 8:9)
Look to other people’s interests (Phil. 2:4, 8)
If you are putting into practice these things, you
will not fall prey to the pride of life.
(1 John 2:15-17, 29)
Worship God with Humility (Phil. 3:3ff)
Don’t view others with contempt in your
righteousness like the Pharisees, be humble
like the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14).
Don’t worship to receive praise from men or
desire to be noticed by them (Matt. 6:1-7)
Pray, sing, give, remember His death, and
receive God’s word with honest hearts.
(Luke 8:15; 1 Cor. 14:15; Gal. 5:19; 2 Cor.
9:7; 1 Cor. 11:26ff; Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 4:4)
Serve God with Humility (Mt. 20:28)
We must submit to Him if we are going to serve
others (John 13:12-17; 1 Peter 5:5-6).
By submitting to one another, we serve others.
(Ephesians 5:21ff)
We serve others by being holy (Acts 20:18-21).
We promote unity among Christians based on
truth (John 17:17ff; Ephesians 4:1-3).
We rescue souls with a humble attitude.
(2 Timothy 2:24-26; Galatians 6:1-2)
The Reward of Humility (Exaltation)
The poor in spirit possess the kingdom of God
(Matthew 5:3; 18:1-4)
God gives grace to the humble and will exalt
them at the proper time (1 Peter 5:5-6).
God will remember, honor, and vindicate them.
(Psalm 9:11-12; Proverbs 18:12)
They will be exalted to meet the Lord in the air
and always be with the Lord.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
The challenge of being humble is that once you
think you are, pride can come in and cause
you to lose your soul (Proverbs 16:18).
Through the Lord’s grace, mercy, and love the
apostle Paul learned humility (1 Tim. 1:12ff).
If we remain humble in our worship and service
to God we will be rewarded with heaven.
Humble yourself in obedience to the Lord or be
restored right now (Heb. 5:8-9; 2 Cor. 6:2).
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