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It’s All about Faith (Part 3)

Author: Creflo Dollar

 

Summary

When many people think of the word “humble,” they think of a person who is quiet. People have various definitions and views of humility, but most of them do not understand true humility from a biblical perspective. A truly humble person is one who is submitted to the Word of God. When we humble ourselves before God, He gives us more and more grace. However, when we lift ourselves up in pride, He resists us.

 


  1. Throughout the ages, it has been God’s plan to show us His free grace (Ephesians 2:7, AMP).
    1. Grace is a free gift from God that can only be accessed by faith (Ephesians 2:8).
      1. The grace message does not give us an excuse to live an undisciplined life.
      2. Many Christians have a tendency to become unbalanced when it comes to certain teachings.
  1. “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5). 
    1. Sometimes our actions appear to be humble, but they are not because they do not line up with the Word of God.
      1. For instance, a person who is timid is considered humble by the world’s standards; however, God sees a fearful person as an unbelieving person. Unbelief is the same as pride.
      2. God resists the proud.  
    2. People who are truly humble are those who submit to and obey God’s Word despite their desires, emotions, or physical circumstances
      1. To submit means to get under the mission of another.
      2. God exalts us when we obey His Word.
      3. We don’t have to exalt ourselves in pride. He will exalt us in due time (1 Peter 5:6).

 

  1. “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).
    1. As a man, Jesus humbled Himself to the plan of the Father, even unto death. 
      1. By humbling Himself, He placed Himself in a position to be exalted.
      2. Submitting ourselves to God takes faith because we have to depend on His power alone, not our own strength.

Scripture References

  • Ephesians 2:7, 8, AMP
  • 1 Peter 5:5, 6
  • Philippians 2:8

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