I Peter 5:1-7
~ James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
God’s People demonstrate Humility with Responsibility.
Pride makes excuses for irresponsibility.
~ Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
Humility fulfills Responsibility.
~ Acts 20:28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
~ Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
God’s People demonstrate Humility with Attitude.
Pride looks down on people.
~ Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last.”
Humility gives preference to others.
~ Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
~ Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
~ Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
God’s People demonstrate Humility with Worry.
Pride causes us to fret about our worries.
~ Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Humility trusts God with Worry.
~ Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
~ Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ I John 5:14-15 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
~ Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
~ Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
~ Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
~ Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;