Posts Tagged ‘Humble yourselves before the Lord’

Christ’s Strength and Power Pitches a Tent!

December 17, 2019

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2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
10 So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

From NetBible 2Cor 12:9
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

  • rest/dwell[1981] = to fix a tent or habitation on
    – to take possession of and live in the houses of the citizens
    – of the power of Christ descending upon one, working within him and giving him help
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    From [4637] = to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in – to dwell: to tent or encamp, i.e. (figuratively) to occupy (as a mansion) or (specially), to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion)

=>The strength and power of Christ pitches a tent over and rests/dwells upon the one who is utterly dependent upon Him!
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Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord
Bow down in His presence
Admit your dependence on Him –James 4:10
Seek His face/presence as your “One Thing” –Psalms 27:4
=>He will lift you up in due time –1Peter 5:6
=>Set you high upon a rock
=>Covered/hidden in the secret place of His tent –Psalms 27:5
=>Where Christ’s strength and power dwell. –2Cor 12:9
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Now offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
In the shadow of His wings –Psalms 27:6,63:7
Let your heart say “Your face, LORD, I will seek!” –Psalms 27:8

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Psalm 26:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

From NetBible Ps 26:8

  • habitation[04583] = dwelling, lair, refuge
    -an abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple)
  • dwells[04908] = tabernacle, residence, tent

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From NetBible Ex 15:2
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him{prepare Him a habitation}; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

  • prepare Him a habitation[05115]
    – to celebrate with praise, to beautify, adorn
    – dwell, abide, rest(as at home)

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Prayer:
O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house
And the place where Your glory dwells. …
… Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge{trust} in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. …
… For You[Lord] have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings [where I am always protected] I sing for joy!

Psalms 26:8,61:4,63:7 AMP

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Be Humble Before The Lord

January 9, 2013

Be humble before the Lord
By casting ALL your cares
ALL your anxieties
ALL your worries
ALL your concerns
Once and for all – on Him.
{Don’t take them back!}

Then at just the right time He will lift you up.

Humbled under the Lord’s mighty hand
Depend solely on Him for help
Wait patiently for Him
He gives grace to the humble
He cares affectionately and watchfully for you
The apple of His eye.
{His most prized possession} -Pro7:2

1 Peter 5:5-7 AMP … … Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)—[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

Word StudyFrom NetBible 1Pe5:5-7

  • **“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that in due time he may exalt you.” The sentence was rearranged so that the English reader could more clearly see the connection between “casting” (v. 7) and “humble” (v. 6).*Casting. According to ExSyn 630, “Although treated as an independent command in several modern translations (e.g., RSV, NRSV, NIV), the participle [casting] should be connected with the verb of v 6, ταπεινώθητε [tapeinwqhte, Humble yourselves]. As such, it is not offering a new command, but is defining how believers are to humble themselves. Taking the participle as means enriches the understanding of both verbs: Humbling oneself is not a negative act of self-denial per se, but a positive one of active dependence on God for help.”

Walk with Jesus

April 26, 2011

Micah 6:8He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Walking with Jesus doesn’t depend on our legs. It depends on our hearts.

Isaiah 57:15For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

James 4:10Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord{in the sight of the Lord}, and He will exalt you{lift you up}.