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Humility: Pursuing it in our daily walk with the Lord – Part 8

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

E.  Humility:  Pursuing it in our daily walk with the Lord

1.  The things God uses to develop humility in us

a.  Trials:  Deut. 8:2-5

b.  Biblical examples

Joseph:  Genesis 50:15-21

Paul:  Phil. 1:12, 2 Cor. 11:24-27

c.  Difficult people in our lives:  2 Cor. 12:7-10

d.  Suffering:  Isaiah 48:10

e.  Failures to include our sins:  Romans 8:28

f.  Devil:  2 Cor. 12:7, Job 1:6-12, Job 2:1-5

2.  The work of self-humbling:  Subjects for meditation –  Psalm 1:1-2

a.  God’s attributes

His holiness:  Isaiah 6:1-6

His greatness:  Job 38:1-3, Job 40:1-5, Job 42:1-6

His Love:  John 3:16