Posts tagged with ‘Humility’

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1/20/22 HUMILITY TOWARD GOD MAKES US GENTLE TOWARD OTHERS

by Barry Lovett

“A [disaster] is despised in the thought of one who is at ease; it is made ready for those whose feet slip.”  Job 12:5   When things are going well for us, we may start to think that we who don’t have troubles are better somehow, or are more loved by God, than those who are struggling.  We forget […]

11/10/21 CHRIST IS SEEN MOST CLEARLY WHEN WE REMAIN IN THE BACKGROUND

by Barry Lovett

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” II Corinthians 4:7. Our bodies are temporary, fragile, and expendable.  In our modern world that highly values outward beauty, we would be wise to remember that our greatest treasure is the life of Jesus within us.  By […]

5/11/21 NO ONE WILL LEARN ANYTHING AT ALL UNLESS HE FIRST LEARNS HUMILITY

by Barry Lovett

“If My people…will humble themselves, and pray…and turn form their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin.”  II Chronicles 7:14 Throughout Scripture we read that God desires humility of us.  Because the people of Judah humbled themselves, the Lord said, “Therefore I will not destroy them” (II Chron. 12:7).  On numerous occasions, […]

3/31/21 THE FIRST STEP IN GETTING HELP IS HUMILITY

by Barry Lovett

“The manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” I Corinthians 12:7  Naaman, a great warrior, suffered from leprosy.  He sought out the prophet Elisha for healing but had preconceived ideas about how the healing should take place. So, when Elisha sent his messenger to tell him to dip in the Jordan […]

10/9/20 A HUMBLE HEART DOESN’T FIGHT AGAINST GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21. Meekness is an attitude toward God in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.  A humble heart doesn’t fight against God or contend with […]