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Posts tagged Humility

Poor And Needy

Poor And Needy

Through Psalm 40 David expresses his reliance on the Lord, confidence in His provision, (cf. verses 6-8 with Hebrews 10:5-7) commitment to Him, and his prayer for deliverance from his enemies. Then wrapping up the Psalm the last verse begins by saying “But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me …” […]

Humble Yourself

Humble Yourself

Humility is an attitude of the heart; it is not self-condemnation, rather it views self as being insufficient in its own strength, as Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” Pride says “I have attained this”; […]

He Who Exalts Himself

He Who Exalts Himself

In Daniel 4 Nebuchadnezzar had witnessed the works of Yahwah (Jehovah) God and acknowledges them in words, and that the Spirit of God was in Daniel (a distinction that every child of God should have) but had not submitted to His ruler-ship over his own life and kingdom. He failed to break off from his […]

The Way Up Is Down

The Way Up Is Down

  A mystery that is not understood by the standards of this world, or by our carnal minds, is that the way up is really down! Society is forever seeking to reach the top by its own achievements and successes, exalting in the accolades of men. However, in God’s economy, the way to exaltation is […]

The Beauty Of The Lily

The Beauty Of The Lily

The Song of Solomon, ancient love poetry, can be very difficult for modern Westerners to understand. A love discourse between king Solomon and the Shulamite, which we rightly apply to Christ and the church; 2:1 is generally applied to the King (Christ) by the Christian fathers, but to the bride by Hebrew commentators. It seems […]