As we open in our Bibles to Matthew 6, think of the context for these verses. Jesus looked out at a group of men, His disciples, that were so much like all of us. They needed humility.
They were wired to be proud, and needed a regular, daily reminder of needing to be emptied of that pride. So Jesus crafted a Divine Recipe for the best life possible.
Before we move too far on from Christmas in this new year, open with me please, to Luke 2:8-20.
As we open in our Bibles to the Gospel by Luke, chapter 2, we are continuing to look at Practicing Biblical Humility. God provides us with one of the most beautiful portraits of humility in this so well-known account from Christ’s birth. Look at the elements God uses to make this portrait of humility:
We are looking at how God asks us to be Practicing Biblical Humility. Over the next three weeks we will see three of the ways this vital truth is communicated to us in God’s Word. There are three key chapters about humility we will see:
As we open God’s Word to Colossians 3:12, the days are darkening for the Church.
The Apostle Paul is in prison.
His days of freely moving across the Roman Empire have passed.
God wants to pour His grace upon us more and more.
His grace is reserved for the humble.
The humble are those who bow before the Majesty of God, bowing low, realizing how great God is, and how great I am not.
The essence of the Gospel is that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures
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