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Humility: leads to wisdom
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Humility: bring one to honor
A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
Humility: makes it possible to receive God's gifts
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God
my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed.
Balaam answered the donkey,You have made a fool of me!
If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.
Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon,Why have you treated us like this?And they
Why didn't you call us when you went to fight Midian?
criticized him sharply. But he answered them,What have IAt this, their resentment
accomplished compared to you? Aren't the gleanings of
Ephraim's grapes better than the full grape harvest of
Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the Midianite
leaders, into your hands. What was I able to do
compared to you?
against him subsided.
As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord
came upon him in power. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings
dropped from his hands. Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down
a thousand men. Then Samson said,With a donkey's jawbone I have made donkeys
of them. With a donkey's jawbone I have killed a thousand men.
Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it. Then
Saul had the trumpet blown throughout the land and said,Let the Hebrews hear!
So all Israel heard the news:Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost,
and now Israel has become a stench to the Philistines.
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God,
and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.
The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa,
but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet
having learned who Mordecai's people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai.
Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai's people, the Jews,
throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.
The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself:God, I thank you that I am not like other men -
robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.
But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said,God, have mercy on me, a sinner.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.
He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet.Do you understand whatPhilip asked.
you are reading?How can I,he said,unless someone explains it to me?
So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
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