Just as Christ humbled
2:8; 2Corinthians 8:9).when
he was a man, so can we. How did he? He prayed
2:46,47. He knew His identity.
We too should work out our
2:12. We too need to know our true identity:.Isaiah
66:2 "For all those things that are and have been has mine hand made,
says the Lord, but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and
of a contrite
spirit and trembles.(extreme
for, regarding it not as something trivial;
takes it seriously; considers the importance of; high attention to; not
a fearful aversion
14:11 "For whosoever exalts
himself shall be abased and he that humbles
himself shall be exalted."
the need to be humbled? And
do some get so burned in life? And others seemingly go through life doing
evil with no apparent consequences. Why?
Because the Creator cares
that we are in touch with
we really are and cares about us not being so dependent upon and related
to the physical. For example: One who lacks
most important character trait for eternal living).lacks
21:19. Without that, how can one hear the voice
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, instead allowing life's hard times to beat them down.
They lack the interest to
learn from others, to talk to them, to get advice from many people on their
courses of action. Perhaps they have never heard Madonna's song, the lyrics
of which include the words "all people are lessons to learn"; situations
Their direction is of those
who seem to have to 'learn the hard way'. It is so sad that life is set
up that way, but ultimately
will turn to good for these obstinate
ones. They will probably adhere
to God with such
once their minds become enlightened.
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 and do your best for others:.Matthew
23:11 "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant" Galatians
5:13,14 "For, brethren, you 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, you shall love
your neighbour as yourself." Romans
12:3 "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that
is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure
of faith." Philippians 2:3 "Let
nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let
each esteem other better than themselves.".The
one main thing the Creator is, is love.
Think of others as you serve
them as if the other was the Creator:.Colossians
3:23,24 "And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the
Lord and not unto men, knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the
reward of the inheritance, for you serve the Lord Christ." Matthew
4:10 "Then said Emmanuel.....for it is written, you shall worship the
Lord thy God and him only shall you serve.".That's
because all is God or to put it another way, all the energy that sustains
all we see and know of, is the intelligent energy that is the Infinite
One. Beneath the atoms
of all things is the same energy. Have a loving outlook toward all nature,
toward all in nature, toward all humanity, for, the Creator is all of it.
That is why whatever you
do in life and whatever comes across your path, you have no reason to grumble
and complain about:.Philippians
2:14 "Do all things without murmurings and disputings.".You,
yourself are responsible
for all in your life. You, yourself caused even the things of
life you do not like. It is all God, because God is all things, including
you. Know that your mind is for learning from choices you make. Choices
are actually made by one's general attitude. It's not like you have an
apple or an orange in front of you for selecting which one you prefer
at the time. What's your general mood?
What are your inclinations?
What do you want? What you want shows what you are. What you are includes
your moods and inclinations. What you think and do evinces
Think of the importance
of others to the Creator and get the mind off self-importance:.Philippians
2:3. How important is everyone to God?.Psalms
23:5. How important are they to you?.Acts
20:35 "I have showed you all things, how that so labouring you ought
to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Emmanuel, how
he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Giving is living; getting
Nothing turns you on like giving with no strings attached:.Proverbs
22:9 "He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of
his bread to the poor."
One keeps himself humble
by deciding to always be in a frame of mind to serve,
to help and to assist
others and by agreeing with the Infinite's One's words.(why
it is important to agree
before proving the Bible true).as
3:15-17 "...the holy scriptures are able to make you wise unto salvation...scripture
is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof,
correction and instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
1:7 "That the trial of your faith being much more precious than of
gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing of Emmanuel Christ."
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."
5:5 ".....all of you be subject one to another
and be clothed with humility,
for God resists the proud and gives grace
to the humble.".Each
of us has a choice to be one way or the other.
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."
22:24 "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches
and honour and life."
15:33 "The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom and before
honour is humility."
16:19 "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than
to divide the spoil with the proud."
29:23 "A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honour shall
uphold the humble in spirit."
57:15 "For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits 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."
The Creator's treasures are
not for the worldly cunning and deceitful, not for those who are wise in
their own eyes:.Isaiah
5:21; Luke 10:21.
scriptures on humility.