PC-USA 1997-06-01 - Humility

Humility ….That's a tough one to live by sometimes. I myself sometimes struggle with it. But God's word is pretty clear about it.

2 Sam 22:28 (NIV) You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.

2 Chr 7:14 (NIV) 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Psa 25:9 (NIV) He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

Isa 58:5 (NIV) Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD?

Eph 4:2 (NIV) Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

James 4:6 (NIV) But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

1 Pet 3:8 (NIV) Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

1 Pet 5:6 (NIV) Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Jan