Be Clothed with Humility

Scripture Passage: 
1 Peter 5:5-7
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Introduction

Clothed with humility (1 Peter 3:3-4); as pride is the primary and base sin (1 Timothy 3:6), so humility can be seen as the primary and base virtue (Proverbs 15:33).

  1.   THE ATTITUDE OF HUMILITY; “humbleness of mind” (Colossians 3:12)
    1. Toward Others (1 Timothy 5:1-2
      1. Unto the elder
      2. To one another
    2. Toward God – Josiah (2 Kings 22:19)
      1. Under God
      2. Under His mighty hand
  2. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY 
    1. Necessary for Salvation (Matthew 18:1-4; Luke 18:9-14
    2. Necessary for Service (Matthew 23:11-12; Acts 20:19)
    3. Necessary for Revival (2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 57:15
    4. Necessary for Christlikeness (Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 20:25-28)
  3. THE REWARDS OF HUMILITY 
    1. The Gift of Grace (1 Peter 5:5; James 4:5-6)
    2. The Exaltation of God (1 Peter 5:6; James 4:10; Proverbs 18:12
    3. The Care of the Father (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 34:15)

Conclusion

Psalm 10:4 – “The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” What has pride done to destroy your life and your relationship with God? Learn the lesson of Luke 14:7-11.

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27:8

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.