God humbles us for our own good (Deuteronomy 8: 16)-He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors.
After the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt by God, using his servant Moses, God fed the people a special heavenly food in the wilderness on their journey to the promised land. This was more than enough reason for the people to be ever so grateful to God for not only their rescue from slavery, but, the provision God offered to them. He did this to show them that they needed to be humble and acknowledge God, and their need/dependence of Him. It would be to their benefit to learn this very important lesson that the proud do not know, or care for.
God hears the prayers of the humble (2 Chronicles 7: 14)-Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
When God's children (those of us that are chosen by God) humble ourselves in prayer, searching for the Lord's guidance and wisdom, and repent of all evil, and sinfulness, the LORD hears our prayers, forgives our trespasses, and will heal our bodies of all illness. There will be no plagues sent over our bodies when we are fully humbled and repentant.
God saves those who are humble (Psalm 18: 27)-You rescue those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud.
God says in His word that he saves those who acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior, depend on his salvation for their souls, and accept him by faith. Those that refuse to believe, or submit to Him, will be humiliated and disgraced.
God preserves the lives of humble people (Psalm 147: 6)-The LORD supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
God preserves the lives of those who humble themselves before him, both in spirit and physically--His word says their energy will be renewed--they will run, and not be faint, or weary, they will fly like an eagle. The wicked are not so. They will be trampled underfoot like dust under our feet.
Those who are humble become wise (Proverbs 11: 2)-Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Obedience is the beginning of all wisdom. When we are humble and obey God's commands by submission to the Holy Spirit, we find true wisdom. Salvation for our souls. When we are prideful, we are sure to find disgrace of all kinds.
God cares for the humble (Isaiah 66: 2)-"My hands have made both heaven and earth, and they are mine. I the LORD have spoken!" "I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word."
The Lord cares for those of a humble and contrite heart; those who submit to the Holy Spirit, and close their hearts to evil and wickedness. Those who separate themselves from the world, sin, and desires of the flesh. they will be blessed. Their souls tremble at God's word, and command in fear and reverence.
God will exalt the humble (Luke 18: 14)-"I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For the proud will be humbled, but the humble will be honored."
When we humble ourselves by acknowledging that we are sinners, and repent of our sins, the Lord who knows all will forgive our sins, and through faith in Jesus Christ we will be saved. Those who point the finger, judging, and criticizing us will be humbled. They will learn that we are saved and justified by faith.
Be humble in dealing with others (Philippians 2: 1-11)-Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose. Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing, he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a cross. Because of this, God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name that is above every other name, so that the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This passage teaches us to live in unity with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. It shows us the humility of Christ himself, whose main goal was to save all that would accept and believe Him as Lord and Savior. Being the King of Kings, he selflessly laid His life down for all of us so that we could have a chance at eternal life as His heirs--in His glory forever. He lead by example, and that is the example we should all follow. We should not be concerned for ourselves over other lost souls that need His word, and salvation--and even if we risk losing our own lives in the process, like him, saving others should be our primary goal. Living selflessly and humbly just as Jesus does. Amen.
Humble yourself before God (James 4: 10)-When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor.
We need to acknowledge the truth that we need God. When we do this, He will lift us up, and give us honor--because we acknowledged the truth. Living truthfully is living humbly. The Lord bless you all, and keep you. May He grant you the humility, strength, courage, faith, and perseverence to endure all things and continue your walk and journey in faith. Amen.