The G.O.A.T.

Jesus Redefines Greatness

July 10, 2022

Humility attracts God’s attention.

But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. (Isaiah 66:2 NASB)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.

Do nothing from empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself. (Philippians 2:3 NASB)

Jesus, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather; he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:6-8)

…I hate pride and arrogance… (Proverbs 8:13)
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured he will not go

unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5)
There are six things the Lord hates…haughty eyes… (Proverbs 6:16-17) You and I hate nothing to the degree God hates pride.

“God cannot bear seeing His glory appropriated by the creature in even the smallest degree, so intolerable to Him is the sacrilegious arrogance of those who, by praising themselves, obscure His glory as far as they can.”—John Calvin

They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” (Mark 9:33)

But the disciples kept quiet for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. (Mark 9:34)

…If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. (Mark 9:35)

“Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You. And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And they said to Him, “Grant that we may sit in Your glory, one on Your right and one on Your left.” (Mark 10:35-37 NASB)

…feel indignant with James and John. (Mark 10:41 NASB)

And calling them to himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it is not so among you… (Mark 10:42-43 NASB)

But whoever wishes to become great among you shall become your servant and whoever wishes to become first among you shall be slave of all. (Mark 10:43-44 NASB)

For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)

4 practical ways we can demonstrate humility:

  1. To be humble I must confess my sins.If you confess your sins, God is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins. (1 John 1:9)
  2. To be humble I must give sacrificially.
  3. To be humble I must treat others better than myself.God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)
  4. To be humble I must ask for help.May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14)

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