Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Humble or Humiliated?

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 14:11

"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:14

But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. Daniel 5:20

Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. Ezekiel 28:17

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

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. Matthew 11:29

By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away! 2 Corinthians 10:1

Somehow our worldwide culture has taught that pride is a very high virtue. It is instead the character of the devil.

Eric Kirkland, now with the Lord, said, “there are two types of men in the world; humble men and men about to be humiliated.”

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