PC-USA 1997-08-10 - Humility

It is something that goes against the grain for us Americans. But it is pretty clear that our Lord expects us to be humble. Christ was the perfect model of humility for us.

Prov 15:33 (NRSV) The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.

Mat 23:12 (NRSV) All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.

1 Pet 5:5 (NRSV) In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Psa 18:27 (NRSV) For you deliver a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

Zep 2:3 (NRSV) Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his commands; seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the Lord's wrath.

Psa 25:9 (NRSV) He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Mat 11:29 (NRSV) 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.

Eph 4:1-2 (NRSV) I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

>Col 3:12 (NRSV) As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

1 Pet 3:8 (NRSV)  … all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Mat 18:4 (NRSV) Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Jan