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A Humble Person

"God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time" (1 Peter 5:5b-6; NKJV).
God clearly has no time for pride and arrogance in people, but he will bless, use and promote the humble person. To be humble, as the word is used in both the Old and New Testament, literally means to make low. It describes a person who avoids arrogance, self exaltation and self promotion. A humble person is one who is submitted to God. Such a person realizes that all he has, is, and does is entirely a product of Jesus in his life. Moses was described as more humble than any man (Numbers 12:3). John the Baptist was content to tell his disciples that he must decrease as Jesus increased (John 3:30) and Jesus' humbled Himself to the point of washing the feat of His disciples (John 13:1-17). Jesus also instructed His disciples that if they desired to be great they should first learn to serve (Mark 10:43b). Jesus served to the extent of giving His life as a sacrifice for our sins (Mark 10:45b). Wow, lots to think about.
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