Reality

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on October 26, 2008
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Notes:

Matthew 11:28 and 29 Jesus is the great example of humility, and we must study if we want to understand it rightly. Humility is an issue of the heart, not an outside thing.

Colossians 2:23 A show of humility (that is looking the part, acting to impress others)  such behavior is a monster of hypocrisy. We do not want to look humble; rather, we want to be humble.

Some think that "humility" is another word for mildness. They think it to be a picture of someone who would not say "boo" to another for fear of upsetting the applecart. The humble one is seen as someone who would let sleeping dogs lie and avoid trouble whenever possible, someone who is placid, with a quiet temperament. Jesus was the humblest man who ever lived, and this description does not fit his life.

Genesis 1:1 and 2 God created all, and God holds it all together. He created, and He maintains. Humility is simply acknowledging that which is true.

Luke 8:22-25 When Jesus is in the boat, we should have faith.

Matthew 14:22-33 Peter lost perspective.

Matthew 21:18-22 When we have humility, faith is much easier to manifest because we realize that the answers are in God, not in ourselves.

Matthew 23:1-12 The great Christian paradox is that self exaltation ends in abasement, humiliation.

Matthew 23:12
Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled;
and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.



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