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TCH MINI-STUDY: 22
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY
 
Pertinent Verses:
 
Blessed are the poor [beggar, cringing, fallen, frightened] in spirit [self sufficiency]: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn [sorrow, grief, wail]: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek [mild, humble, gentle]: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:3-5).
 
Whosoever therefore shall humble [depress, humiliate, abase, bring log] himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:4).
 
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor [afflicted, humble, lowly, needy] and of a contrite [smitten, lame, contrite] spirit, and trembleth at my word” (Isaiah 66:2).
 
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken [crushed, destroyed, torn] heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalms 34:18).
 
The sacrifices of God are a broken [crushed, destroyed, torn] spirit: a broken and a contrite [injured, crushed, collapsed, bruised] heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psalms 51:17).
 
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth [abase, depress, humiliate] himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:14).
 
"And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no” (Deuteronomy 8:2).
 
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end” (Deuteronomy 8:16).
 
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
 
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD” (2 Chronicles 34:27).
 
"Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble (Psalms 9:11-12).
 
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud” (Proverbs 16:19).
 
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15).
 
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12).
 
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up (James 4:9-10).
 
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time(1 Peter 5:5-6).
 
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life (Proverbs 22:4).
 
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews” (Acts 20:19).
 
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man” (Mark 7:21-23).
 
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil” (1 Timothy 3:5-7).
 
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world(1 John 2:15-16).








"And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments
is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And
thou  shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and
with all thy strength: this is  the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself
. There is none
other  commandment greater than these."

(Mark 12:29-31).
 
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