Humility

Outline

 

1. Humility Enjoined

2. Rewards of Humility

3. Examples

 

1. Humility Enjoined

 

Proverbs 25:6-7 Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great. 7 It’s better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you’ve seen something,

 

Micah 6:8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

 

Matthew 23:12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

 

1 Corinthians 4:6 Dear brothers and sisters, I have used Apollos and myself to illustrate what I’ve been saying. If you pay attention to what I have quoted from the Scriptures, you won’t be proud of one of your leaders at the expense of another.

 

2. Rewards of Humility

 

Job 5:11 He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.

 

Psalms 138:6 Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.

 

Proverbs 22:4 True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.

 

3. Examples

 

ABRAHAM - Genesis 18:27 Then Abraham spoke again. “Since I have begun, let me speak further to my Lord, even though I am but dust and ashes.

 

JOSEPH - Genesis 41:16 “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”

 

MOSES - Exodus 3:11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”

 

SOLOMON - 1 Kings 3:7 “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around.

 

DANIEL - Daniel 2:30 And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.

 

THE PUBLICAN - Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’

 

JESUS – Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

Philippians 2:8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.


Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/03/2010