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Humility

"Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven"
 
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth"
 
"Through faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" 
 
Isaiah: 40: 15 & 17 "15 Behold, the nations as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing" "17 All nations before him as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity"
 
Daniel 4:35 "And all the inhabitants of the earth reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
 
How great is God? God is greater than man.
 
Psalm 147:5 "Great our Lord, and of great power; his understanding: infinite"
 
Isaiah 40:18 "To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
 

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Proverbs 22:4 "By humility and the fear of the LORD: riches, honour and life"

Humility = meekness, gentleness, a lowly mind.

Humility comes when God brings Salvation to the soul and makes His elect people know/understand that He is in control of Salvation and life (past, present and future)

Psalm 119:71 "Good for me that I have been afflicted; that I learn thy statutes"

Psalm 119:75 "I know O LORD, that thy judgments right and thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me"

Afflicted = 1) (Qal) to be occupied, be busied with 2) to afflict, oppress, humble, be afflicted, be bowed down a) (Qal) 1) to be put down, become low 2) to be depressed, be downcast 3) to be afflicted 4) to stoop b) (Niphal) 1) to humble oneself, bow down 2) to be afflicted, be humbled c) (Piel) 1) to humble, mishandle, afflict 2) to humble, be humiliated 3) to afflict 4) to humble, weaken oneself d) (Pual) 1) to be afflicted 2) to be humbled e) (Hiphil) to afflict f) (Hithpael) 1) to humble oneself 2) to be afflicted.

Psalm 119:107 "I am afflicted very much: quicken me O LORD, according unto thy word"

Job 36:15 "He delivereth the poor in his affliction and openeth their ears in oppression"

Psalm 22:24 "For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid his face from him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard"

Psalm 25:18 "Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins"

Affliction = 1) affliction, poverty, misery, trouble, afflicted, wretched.

Isaiah 30:18-21 "18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that He be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He will have mercy upon you: for the LORD, a God of judgment: blessed all they that wait for Him.19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee.20 And the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying: This the way; walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left"

Isaiah 30 verse 20 "thine eyes shall see thy teachers"
 
Who are these teachers?
Answer: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

God the Father: Psalm 25:8-12 "8 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it [is] great. 12 What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way he shall choose"

Isaiah 2:2-3 "2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say: Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem"

Isaiah 54:13-14 "13 And all thy children taught of the LORD; and great the peace of thy children. 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee"

John 6:43-46 "43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me *draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father"
 
*Draw = 1) to draw, drag off 2) metaph., to draw by inward power, lead, impel.

God the Son: Matthew 11:1 "And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities"

Mark 6:2-3 "2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing were astonished, saying: From whence hath this [man] these things? and what wisdom [is] this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him"

John 3:1-3 "1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God"
 
Being born again is not in man's power or decision; it is according to God's purpose.

God the Holy Spirit: Luke 12:10-12 "10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say"

John 14:26 "But the Comforter; the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you"

John 15:26 "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father; the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me"

John 16:13-14 "13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew unto you"

Micah 6:6-8 "6 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD? bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams? with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn [for] my transgression, the fruit of my body [for] the sin of my soul? 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee? but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God"

Micha 6 verse 8:
"to do justly" = "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength, with all thy mind and thy neighbour as thyself"

"to love mercy" = "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables"

"to walk humbly with thy God" = "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to purpose. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time not worthy with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ, and whether we be afflicted for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted for your consolation and salvation; and our hope of you stedfast, knowing that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so also of the consolation"

Jesus Christ is the Way and Teacher: Matthew 26:39-42 "39 And he went a little further and fell on his face, and prayed, saying: O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep and saith unto Peter: What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed willing, but the flesh weak.42 He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done"

In the life of a child of God, self is dying day by day; and there is less and less of: Why me? Humility in the child of God is the Spirit of Christ in the heart of a sinner.

Daniel 4:7 "This matter by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men"

1 Peter 5:5-6 "5 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he exalt you in due time:6 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you"

A chosen of God humbles himself and learns to pray: Matthew 6:10 "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as in heaven"

I know everything is God's will; I do not have to understand why things happen the way they happen; I just trust that my soul is secure in Christ alone.

                  PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!