Sunday, October 02, 2016

Wisdom Principles—God Loves Humility and Hates Pride

Psalm 18:27
You save those who are humble, but you humble those who are proud.

Psalm 101:5
The man of haughty looks and arrogant heart I will not endure.

Psalm 131
Yahweh, my heart is not haughty, I do not set my sights too high. I have taken no part in great affairs, in wonders beyond my scope.
2 No, I hold myself in quiet and silence, like a little child in its mother's arms, like a little child, so I keep myself.
3 Let Israel hope in Yahweh henceforth and for ever.

Proverbs 3:34
He mocks proud mockers, but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.

Proverbs 6:16-17
There are six things which the Lord hates, seven which are an abomination to him…17 haughty eyes…

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.

Every arrogant heart is abhorrent to Yahweh: be sure this will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Better be humble with the poor than share the booty with the proud.

Proverbs 18:12
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 25:6-7
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men; For it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,” Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince

Sirach 1:30
Do not exalt yourself lest you fall and bring dishonor upon yourself; for then the Lord will reveal your secrets and cast you down in the midst of the assembly.

Sirach 3:17-24
My child, be gentle in carrying out your business, and you will be better loved than a lavish giver. 18The greater you are, the more humbly you should behave, and then you will find favor with the Lord; 20 for great though the power of the Lord is, he accepts the homage of the humble.
21 Do not try to understand things that are too difficult for you, or try to discover what is beyond your powers. 22 Concentrate on what has been assigned you, you have no need to worry over mysteries. 23 Do not meddle with matters that are beyond you; what you have been taught already exceeds the scope of the human mind. 24 For many have been misled by their own notions, wicked presumption having warped their judgment.

Sirach 3:28
For the disease of the proud there is no cure, since an evil growth has taken root there.

Sirach 13:9-10
When a powerful man invites you, be reserved; and he will invite you the more often. 10 Do not push forward, lest you be repulsed; and do not remain at a distance, lest you be forgotten.

Isaiah 13:11
I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, and lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Micah 6:8
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 5:3
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 18:3-4
Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 20:26
Whoever would be great among you must be your servant

Matthew 23:12
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted

Mark 9:33-35
And they came to Caper′na-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Luke 1:47-53
My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 
he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 14:8-11
When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; and he who invited you both will come, and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 18:10-14
Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Luke 20:46
Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts

John 13:3-5,12-15
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.
When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.

Philippians 2:5-11  
Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped. 7 But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being, 8 he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. 9 And for this God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names; 10 so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus 11 and that every tongue should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

James 4:6-7
But he gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:5-7
Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.

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