TCH MINI-STUDY: 22
THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY
“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).
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).
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).
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
“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).