Saturday, 2 May 2009

A Humble Heart

Exodus 10:3

“Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me?


Humbling yourself for Christ does not mean you have to surrender your intellect, but to be not prideful and selfish. Humbleness is to confess our past failures and dissatisfaction spiritually, and to accept that we are incompetent to God.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

We cannot pursue righteousness in our own strength!

Psalm 147:6

The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.


James 4:9-10
Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.


To be humble is to have a heart for God. It is to have a fear of God, and not of the world. Ask Him for His Will in your life, Godly sorrow—understanding each sin you've committed, and attaining wisdom from your past transgressions.

Job 22:29

When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come!’
Then He will save the humble person.


Push hard to know more about Him by keeping in His Word, filled by the Spirit, and understanding the His mercy and grace exemplified in His Son Jesus Christ who undergone a punishment in atonement (in token of shame) for your sins because you couldn't.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.


1 Peter 5:6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.


Psalm 10:12

Arise, O Lord!
O God, lift up Your hand!
Do not forget the humble.

2 comments:

  1. The whole world teaching people how to be pride nowadays...! if we couldn't be humble like a kid then we are not belongs to God's kingdom.Lord i am nobody without you.

    Humble is Jesus christ himself...

    "Come to me all, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11: 29

    The attitude of the humble heart is beautifully expressed in I Corinthians 13:4-8

    If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others Philippians 2:3-4

    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider
    equality with God (his divine power) something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very
    nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross! Philippians 2:6-8

    Amen

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  2. Yes, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is very good for self-examination to know if you are truly in faith, and saved!

    Phil 2:6-8;
    Amen to that sister!

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