Walk In Faith And Be Humble

 

Humility offers its owner complete freedom from the desire to impress, be right, or get ahead. Frustrations and losses have less impact on a humble ego and a humble person confidently receives opportunity to grow, improve, and reject society‘s labels. A humble life results in contentment, patience, forgiveness, and compassion.  ( By: Joshua Becker).

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Paul’s Example of Humility
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From: Jack Wellman

We have already read a few examples of Paul’s humility and what he thinks about it in the Book of Philippians. He has already mentioned the humility of Jesus Christ, Who is God and yet He divested Himself of the glory and honor for a time, in order to be born in the flesh and to humble Himself to the point of death on a cross, but Paul lost much too. He was among the brightest of the Jewish religious group; a Pharisee regarding the law or being an expert in the law, being a Hebrew of the Hebrews, and being from the stock or tribe of Benjamin (Phil 3:5). He was on his way up before his Damascus Road experience (Acts 9), already in charge of rooting out the believers (Phil 3:6) as a young man. Paul had it all! But after knowing Christ, he wrote “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ” (Phil 3:8). Paul’s humility is on display where he considers himself as the least of the apostles (1st Cor 15:9), and the chief of all sinners (1st Tim 1:15). No one says that publicly that is not already humble.

 

Moses’ Example of Humility

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The Bible records that “the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth” (Num 12:3), and that’s saying a lot! Imagine being the meekest man on earth, and I don’t believe you can be prideful while being meek, but meekness and humility are from the same mind. We had better not associate meekness with weaknesses, because Moses was anything but week. He was a shepherd in some of the harshest lands there were, often walking, tending sheep, and doing all sorts of work associated with being a shepherd, so Moses was not weak. Andre the Giant was a huge man who was a former professional wrestler, but when he was on the set, he was as quiet as a mouse. Anyone that knew him knew that he was a very humble, meek man, but would anyone think that Andre the Giant was weak? By all means, no, so being meek doesn’t mean being weak. It means being small in your own eyes. When God was ready to wipe out Israel for being disobedient, again, God said, “Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you” (Ex 32:10). How many of us would say, “Hey, God, that’s a great idea. You’ll make a great nation after me? I like that.” Moses shows us where his heart is as he begins to intercede, sort of like a mediator, on behalf of Israel. Moses reminds God that He promised Abraham that He would make of him a great nation (Ex 32:13), so thanks to Moses, Israel was not consumed and “the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened” (Ex 32:14).

 

Christ’s Example of Humility

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There is no greater example of humility in the entire Bible than you find in Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Paul writes of Christ in Philippians that we should “Do nothing from selfish
ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of
you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Phil 2:3-4). I am
glad Jesus didn’t look to His own interests because He prayed three times in the Garden
to have the cup removed from Him, so Paul admonishes us to “Have this mind among
yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not
count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a
servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:5-7). What if Christ said, “No one else is
being crucified who is innocent? Why do I have to die, I didn’t do anything,” instead, “being
found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even
death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). Jesus gave up the glory He had in heaven. He gave up His place
on the throne where God rules the universe. He gave up His power to defend Himself but
willingly gave His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). He loved us so much that He
died for us. He endured such shame, ridicule, scorn, torture, humility, and an agonizing
death on a cross. Now that’s humbling oneself to the point of death! What greater
humility is there
 

 

 

 

 

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