1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    Week 25

    Humility

    It is natural for a person to want recognition. We want to achieve
    much in this life. The following Scriptures give us insights on the
    proper balance of humility in our lives.

    1.Circle key words and phrases in the following Scriptures.

    Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.. . . Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
    PROVERBS 13:10; 16:18

    A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
    PROVERBS 29:23

    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
    LUKE 14:11

    * But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” . . . Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
    JAMES 4:6, 10

    Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
    PROVERBS 22:4

    “Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”
    ISAIAH 66:2

    2.What do we learn about humility in (answer briefly):

    Proverbs 13:10 and 16:18
    James 4:6, 10
    Proverbs 29:23
    Proverbs 22:4
    Luke 14:11
    Isaiah 66:2

    3. Do a verse study using the form on the next page.

    4. Memorize James 4:6–10.

    Verse Study Form

    Using the suggested memory verse marked with an asterisk from the
    opposite page, complete this verse study form.

    1. Verse reference ____________________________________________

    2. List two key words and define them.
    Key Word ________________________________________________
    Definition ________________________________________________
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    Key Word ________________________________________________
    Definition ________________________________________________
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    3. What does the verse say?
    (Paraphrase—Rewrite the verse in your own words.)
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    4. How can you apply the truth of this verse to your life today?
    _________________________________________________________
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    Closing (Prayer time and assignment for next week)

    Next Week Honesty
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    A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
    PROVERBS 29:23

    I like that proverb, but I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
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    14 Apr '05 19:46
    Originally posted by eagles54
    A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
    PROVERBS 29:23

    I like that proverb, but I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
    The bum on the street corner drinking Mad Dog 50/50 or Night Train?

    ES
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    Originally posted by eagles54
    I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
    Can no one tell me what a man of lowly spirit is?

    RB, can you?
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    14 Apr '05 21:27
    Originally posted by eagles54
    Can no one tell me what a man of lowly spirit is?

    RB, can you?
    low spirit = humble = not me
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    Originally posted by eagles54
    A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
    PROVERBS 29:23

    I like that proverb, but I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
    In the context of the proverb, it must mean the opposite of pride. We've all known proud people (again, in the negative sense indicated by the proverb). We know what it looks like, and we know what the opposite looks like.

    Jesus elaborated on the concept when He advised we be like the guy invited to a banquet who goes to sit down at the least venerated spot and gets moved up the line by the host, instead of the guy who runs right for the head table, and is humiliated when he is forced to move down the line.

    Jesus also demonstrated the principle when He "...humbled Himself even to death on the cross...", and then later was raised up to sit at the right hand of the Father.
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    How does humility differ from a lack of self-worth?
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    Originally posted by eagles54
    How does humility differ from a lack of self-worth?
    Does self-worth consider the value of others? I think the concept is foreign to Scripture.

    Low self-esteem may just being a "feeling" that life is not fair. It's inwardly focused. High self-esteem is the flip side of the same coin. It is inward focus when we should be focused on others.

    We are to love others as we do ourselves - and who really hates themselves. It's pride to be so self concerned. If you feed and cloth yourself, you love yourself enough.
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    15 Apr '05 00:00
    Originally posted by eagles54
    A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
    PROVERBS 29:23

    I like that proverb, but I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
    Giving yourself over to help people and service to God, instead of being Prideful and not needing to help others.
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    15 Apr '05 00:021 edit
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    can you please define pride for me? if im not mistaken pride is one of the deadly sins. and if it means like being proud of your accomplishments etc. then i think ive committed a deadly sin every day of my life.
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    Originally posted by red king richie
    can you please define pride for me? if im not mistaken pride is one of the deadly sins. and if it means like being proud of your accomplishments etc. then i think ive committed a deadly sin every day of my life.
    All sin is deadly all sin is the same in the eyes of God.

    The Bible talks about that if you sin on one of the 10 commandments then you are gulty of them all.
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    ok. but still what does pride mean?
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    15 Apr '05 02:09
    Originally posted by red king richie
    ok. but still what does pride mean?
    Pride is saying that you are better then everyone else and also pride towards God is saying that you can do it on your own without his help in life and gitting to heaven.
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    oh. i dont think i ever felt that way towards god. but i cant remember much. could be possible that i did at one time, i sometimes get an ego. lol
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