Posts Tagged ‘Humble yourselves before the Lord’

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}.