Faith and Humility

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on August 8, 2004
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Faith And Humility

Matthew 4:1-4 The temptation is to be self-dependent and self-reliant. He was enticed to meet his own need with his own provision.

The bedrock of our relationship with God and taproot of true faith is humility.

Exodus 16:1-36 Egypt was completely stripped of all that could provide food for Israel. The wilderness was barren and unable to provide. They had one source for nourishment -- God. Manna drained them of all self-sufficiency.

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 Manna's design was to help Israel realize their true state which was absolute helplessness. God provides all in the physical realm; therefore also in every aspect of life.

Self-sufficiency destroys our foundation and rots the taproot of faith.

The functioning Christian who still gets by in life without the understanding of complete dependency upon God is usually destined to a faithless life.

Matthew 4:1-4 Jesus, the perfect man, understood his complete and absolute dependency upon God.

John 5:30 Jesus believed that he could do nothing of himself.

Matthew 6:33 and 34; 9-11 Faith has to be lived one day at a time



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