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H u m i l i t y
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(companion subject 'Pride')

The trouble with an inferiority complex is not enough people have it!

Mankind comes here to Earth with an ego, a necessary thing for awhile. But because of the ego, man is averse to humility. Humility is a very necessary spiritual quality.

It seems to be the ego is this built in desire for greatness that brought us here in the first place. Where did it come from? And because of that, on our own we never would find the greatness we can have in Christ, because the ego, as it unfolds as we grow from childhood, leads us in the other direction, the direction toward the 'world', the common life of being on Earth. So God alerts us first and awakens us.somewhat later.in life after we've had enough of the experience here.

James 4:10 "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and he shall lift you up." Psalms 131:1 "<A Song of degrees of David> LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty, neither do I exercise myself in great matters or in things too high for me."

Proverbs 25:6,7.

Matthew 18:1-4 "At the same time came the disciples unto Emmanuel, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Emmanuel called a little child unto him and set him in the midst of them and said, Verily I say unto you, except you be converted.(original 'a turning', a change, which is what the word 'repent' means, a decision to change).and become as little children you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.(the spiritual realm of the Creator). Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child the same is greatest.(humility gives one maturity).in the kingdom of heaven." 1Peter 3:4 "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible.(the spirit in you), even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."

Emmanuel when on the Earth was humble:.Matthew 12:20 "A bruised reed shall he not break and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.".Abbott's Illustrated New Testament:."The bruised reed and smoking flax are emblems of helplessness, dejection and sorrow. The images are expressive of the mildness and gentleness with which Emmanuel instills truth into the minds of his followers and of the tender care which he exercises in sustaining the weak, restoring the fallen and raising the dejected and desponding. 'Till he send forth judgment unto victory' is till the truth which he proclaims is victorious.".Eclectic Notes:."It took time and patience and the willingness to take pains to make anything useful out of a bruised reed or a smoking wick. Most of us regard the world's down and outs as not worth troubling ourselves over. We do not see how anything can be made of them. But love and care and patience can do wonders and that is what the prophet is talking about. Emmanuel will persevere to the end. He will persist until he brings out justice into victory.".Four Fold Gospel:."Flax was then used where we now use cotton, as wicking for lamps. Imperfection in the fiber of it would cause it to smoke. A violent man, irritated by the fumes of the smoking wick, would put it out and cast it from him. But the Lord's servant would patiently fan it to flames. The statement that he would not break these bruised reeds, nor quench this smoking flax, was an emphatic declaration, by contrast, that he would heal their bruises and fan their dying energies and resolutions into a flame, until he sent forth judgment unto victory, that is, until the gospel, the authoritative announcement of the divine purpose or will, shall be sent forth and advanced to its final triumph. Christ shall show patient mercy and forbearance until the gospel shall practically exclude the need of it, by triumphing over opposition so as to bring about universal righteousness."

Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them, for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 "...be content with such things as you have, for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

Humility/meekness is not being harsh in manner:.2Timothy 2:24. There is no rest being around someone who is angry, frustrated and harsh about life, someone who is out to take away your peace:.Matthew 11:29; 1Peter 3:4.  

Many wish the meek would hurry up and inherit the Earth.(Matthew 5:5), as the unmeek are making such a mess of it! Humility is wanting to change, wanting to be better and taking action to become better and this involves becoming selfless.

Humility is agreeing with the Creator when He tells you the truth about you. Why?.Amos 3:3.

Humility is not being filled up with yourself. Humility is being willing and able to be of service, that of doing the higher consciousness things to help alleviate and heal the hurting.

"In order to receive the Good, the Divine, one must be receptive, not having the head full of questions that they want to ask, because this cannot be understood with the intellect, only the heart."....comprised from Bruno Gröning quotes in the Schooling Letter, summer, 2018, pages 54,59.

Humility is esteeming.(esteeming also denotes not pushing yourself to be eminent, that is, the first thought regarding another is to serve and help in some way, to make oneself of service to another, rather than to see what advantage another may be for you; one is the give side and the other, the get side of life).others as better than yourself:.Philippians 2:3 ".....in lowliness of mind let each esteem other.better than themselves.(in the original it makes sense:.'...in lowliness of mind let each esteem others.{in order to be}.to be close to another', also means.'in humility be a shining example',.why? because you understand that we are all one and highly regarding another is highly regarding yourself, therefore esteeming others as better means to want everyone {including you} to be better in all ways {what you are like, what you do to and for others, is what affects you and your life as well}, an attitude of love and cooperation as opposed to selfishness and competition:.Matthew 22:39 "...love your neighbour as yourself." 1Corinthians 10:24 "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's welfare."

And where is says 'better' it actually means in the original, to regard others in joy, or not to think negative of others, for in doing so, you cause this upon yourself. All souls are equal in the 'cosmic sea' underlying and supporting all that is. It's saying to recognize this. Though different 'on top', below the surface all is rooted in the same energy; like trees above the ground, yet all have roots in earth. 

A person having a higher consciousness is approachable and easy to get to know: James 3:17.

A man or woman of a vacillating approach to life, is either off or on at times, as the ancient king Rehoaboam showed.

Underneath the atom we are all one. In the invisible world underlying and supporting this physical world, in this realm of the Soul, all is interconnected, all is one. We all have feet, arms, legs, stomachs, heads, eyes and so on. They are all faces, but they are mostly unique due to both the different nervous systems as well as the varying experiences we all have had.

On the surface above the invisible, we all live a somewhat  different life and have developed different emotions, from all having different experiences, but we all have experiences and different reactions to them and thus, we have differing nervous systems, but all have a nervous system. We all have faces, but each is unique. We all do much the same things. We all sleep, but at different times and at varying lengths. We all eat, but eat different things on different days. We all need bathroom times and all not at the same time. We need sunshine and for different lengths of time at different times of the year. We all need sex and here too there is diversity of position and interest amongst all of us. We all need social time with friends, family and others. So, in all the similar needs there is this unity and in unity there is also diversity. We've had different experiences, had different interests impacting us in unique ways. We've read different books, had different friends, drove different vehicles and went to different locations at various times. We are different expressions of the same 'ocean' and are its constantly unique waves which are always moving. The Creator does not want clones. We see different trees but they are all trees. Same with flowers, rocks and animals. We all have an immune system which repairs us if the body is injured; it reacts the same in all of us, but the repairs are different depending on injury. The universe is increasing in diversity, moving constantly from sameness.

Ephesians 4:2 "With all lowliness and meekness.(mildness of disposition, gentleness of spirit, inclined to be kind, tenderhearted, sensitive), with longsuffering.(patience), forbearing.(original is 'holding up' {encouraging}, 'sustaining', 'bearing with', 'enduring').one another in love." Romans 12:10 and.(*).

Some people feel that they must exemplify a peaches and cream lavish lifestyle to.command.the respect of others. Others, being not pretentious, gain respect through acts of helping, serving and assisting.

Paul was not hesitant to do menial things necessary to help. After a shipwreck Paul gathered some wood to fuel the fire to continue warming those with him:.Acts 28:2-6.

Commanding respect of others involves accoutrements such as one believes may be necessary. To such people wearing expensive clothes, using an expensive vehicle, staying in an impressive house, attending and/or possessing a club affiliation.commensurate with status important to them, possessing a fine boat, motorhome, etc., such things that say what one feels he is or wants to be in front of others. Things contributing to recognition by peers of the importance of one's position in life are what feeds the ego of many people. Many love such things others can observe as emphasizing one's superiority. All these and more, are important to those persons needing elevation of opinion in the minds of others. Such an attitude is likely to belong to such a person as this type you have encountered

Humility is not having to feed the ego through means designed to feed an overtone of superiority. One so susceptible usually 'stings' inside when another's idea is selected apart from his; when another is recognized above him. 

Humility is being able to function happily within the workings of whatever situation one may be in; being able to support another's idea, of course, as long as you're sure the idea is for the benefit of all.
   Zephaniah 2:3 "Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment'.(or, more correctly.'work his judgment'), seek righteousness, seek meekness.(humility). It may be you shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger." Isaiah 66:2.

One who trusts in his Creator can afford to be humble as he or she doesn't have to be concerned about phony impressions presented to others in order to gain favor for advantage:.Matthew 6:33. But, sadly, most prefer engorging upon worldy treasures including the pride of rank and wealth:.Matthew 6:19-26.

Humility is giving up designing things to make others think of you in some way that gives you an advantage over them for your profit, for your gain in some way.

Humility comes from knowing that all you need you don't have to manipulate for, as it all comes to you according to what you think about and are excited about as being true for you.

For most, their thinking misses the truth of their being.
   Most have not adapted themselves to the laws of the universe set up by this Great Infinite Creator to give them all they want. As a result, they try to become great with ways out of sync with how they really feel inside.

Humility is realizing that you have all of the powers of the Infinite One.(our Creator).through your subconscious by faith and have moved away from missing the mark.(original for 'sinning').by using methods out of the mass mind of humanity to get ahead in life:.Luke 18:9-14.

Giving up the dross that you truly may think of yourself, has to do with decisions you make. For example: If the Creator says that you are righteous by faith and worthy of blessings, you decide to stop thinking that you are not worthy of anything but trouble in your life, that no one will ever like you, that there is little if any hope but to keep going further in the hole.(depression).and that you feel bad because of this or because of that. Believing that way precludes what your Creator wants for you:.John 10:10. Focusing on your inadequacies is not looking at things of your life the way God looks at them.

To accept the way He looks at things: say some things aloud to yourself, like: "I accept the righteousness the Creator has given me." 

Emmanuel saw Himself from how the Father looked at Him.(Luke 22:42).and so should we. The reality.is.how God sees things, not how we see things apart from His opinion of us.

Humility involves not pressing upon others the impression that we are superior to them in some way. All that, comes from the wrong side of pride and is the opposite of being easy to be entreated:.James 3:17. Humility has to do with giving for the sake of others.(Philippians 2:7,8; Romans 14:7-9), perhaps after being motivated by compassion.

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