CHRISTIANS MUST POSSESS THE SPIRIT OF HUMILITY

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Humility is an excellent virtue that God’s children must possess.

Jehovah requires all his children to live humbly and uprightly before him at all times.

A good child of God would not seek for an excuse to entertain pride.

Christians should learn from King Uzziah in the bible who practiced both sides of the coin and reaped the consequences.

Uzziah lived in humility at the beginning of his tenure, but switched to entertain pride at the end.

 

Explore the Life of King Uzziah from 2 Chronicles 26

King Uzziah succeeded many wayward kings in the land of Judah.

His predecessors disobeyed God but he chose to act differently.

King Uzziah satisfied God.

Against the common practices of his time, Uzziah prioritize serving God and ruled his people with Godly fear.

God compensated King Uzziah for his faithfulness by helping him to become prosperous.

Uzziah was more famous than his neighboring kings.

Other kings looked up to his success.

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The Coin Flip of King Uzziah – Pride Took Over His Humility

It is unfortunate that King Uzziah who started well with God did not end well.

Uzziah allowed fame and success to blindfold him, and sinned against his God.

The king let down his guard of righteousness; he allowed pride to set in, and was derailed!

The end game wasn’t palatable for King Uzziah. His exploits ended terribly!

The scripture reported,

“When he (Uzziah) was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense” (2 Chronicles 26:16).

Despite all warnings that King Uzziah received to repent from his sins, he persisted to pursue God’s forbidden task.

He crossed his boundary to usurp the position of God’s priests – Which was beyond his customary roles.

Uzziah’s action upset God as the bible reported,

“Then Uzziah became furious; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead, before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar.

And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and there, on his forehead, he was leprous; so they thrust him out of that place.

Indeed he also hurried to get out, because the Lord had struck him. King Uzziah was a leper until the day of his death.

He dwelt in an isolated house, because he was a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the Lord.

Then Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land” (2 Chronicles 26:19-21).

 

 A believer must have a servant-heart always!

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Learn Some Important Lessons on Humility

Christians are required to fear God, and serve him with humility.

We must understand that our acquired success comes from the Lord.

No matter the amount of success we might have achieved, we must not forget our little beginning.

 

    • Believers must remember how God has helped us in the past.

 

    • Jehovah provided for our needs when we lack.

 

  • He performed miracles to turn our impossibilities to possibilities!

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Not A Christian-By-Chance, But A Christian-By-Grace

Christians must remember how God adopted us to become his children.

We were once staunch sinners, and have no hope of eternity; yet God forgave our sins and saved us though grace of his Son Jesus Christ.

No Christian should take his salvation grace for granted.

It is the most precious gift of all times.

Christians are saved by grace as the bible stated,

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

Bible also stated,

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV).

It is important to emphasize that God will bless people that are consistently loyal to him, and live in humility.

No Christian is allowed to live in pride.

 

A good Christian must always say: “I am what I am by the grace of God.” (1 Corinthians 15:10)

 

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Some Consequences of Pride

A person who lives in pride will pay a heavy price in the hands of his/her Maker.

 

    • God will not lightly esteem anyone who arrogates God’s glory unto himself.

 

    • God will not be proud of a Christian who wears arrogant look.

 

    • God will not honor a person who secretly lives in pride but camouflage humility.

 

    • God will distance himself from a person who forgets his/her little beginning and refuses to honor him.

 

  • God will punish anyone (whether Christian or not) who lives in pride.

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Pray to Walk in Humility before God

Dear God please give me grace to serve you in humility at all times.

Help me to respect you always!

Please let your Holy Spirit guide me to make decisions that satisfies you.

Enable me with grace to always appreciate you for everything that happens in my life.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to keep focusing on you during my trying moments and success moments.

Help me to live in humility and glorify you always, so that you can be comfortable to bless me more.

Please take all glory over my life!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS SHOULD POSSESS LOVE AND HUMILITY

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Love and humility are excellent virtues that God’s children must practice.

Jehovah requires all his children to live uprightly before him.

A good child of God would not seek for an excuse to hate others, or entertain pride.

Christians should learn from King Uzziah in the bible who practiced both sides of the coin and reaped the consequences.

Uzziah lived in humility at the beginning of his tenure, but switched to entertain pride at the end.

 

Explore the Life of King Uzziah from 2 Chronicles 26

King Uzziah succeeded many wayward kings in the land of Judah. His predecessors disobeyed God but he chose to act differently. He satisfied God.

Against the common practices of his time, Uzziah prioritize serving God and ruled his land with Godly fear.

God compensated the King for his faithful by helping him to become prosperous.

Uzziah was more famous than other kings that reigned during his time.

 

The Coin Flip of King Uzziah – Pride replaced Humility

It is unfortunate that King Uzziah who started well with God did not finish well.

He allowed fame and success to blindfold him.

Uzziah he let down his guards and stumbled into sin. The king allowed pride to set in, and was derailed.

The end game of Uzziah’s exploit was horrific!

The scripture reported,

“When he (Uzziah) was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense” (2 Chronicles 26:16).

Despite all warnings that Uzziah received to repent from his sins, he persistent to pursue the tasks that God forbad.

King Uzziah usurped the priest’s position, and his action upset God. The bible reported,

“Then Uzziah became furious; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead, before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar.

And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and there, on his forehead, he was leprous; so they thrust him out of that place.

Indeed he also hurried to get out, because the Lord had struck him. King Uzziah was a leper until the day of his death.

He dwelt in an isolated house, because he was a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the Lord.

Then Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land” (2 Chronicles 26:19-21).

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Important Lesson on Love and Humility

Children of God must operate in love

Christians are required to love God, serve God, and fear God.

Most importantly, children of God must operate in humility.

Children of God must have servant-hearts

Believers must have servant hearts. We must not forget our little beginning, no matter what we have become.

Christians must remember that we were once sinners saved by the grace of Jesus Christ to befit God’s benefits. We must not abuse our grace opportunity.

Christians are saved by grace as the bible stated,

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

It is important to emphasize that God will bless people that are consistently loyal to him.

In contrast, he will not withhold his correcting rod but punish anyone who refuses to repent from his or her sins.

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Prayer to Walk with God in Humility

Dear God please give me grace to serve you in humility at all times. Help me to operate in fear and respect.

Please let your Holy Spirit guide me to make decisions that satisfies you.

Also, help me to love other people dearly as Christ demonstrated his love for the world.

Please ever keep me fit for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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THE RARE PRIVILEGE OF CHRISTIANS

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Christians are the most fortunate set of people on earth, they are fortunate to enjoy salvation of Jesus Christ by grace. Meanwhile, God’s children that lived during Old Testament era longed to experience Messiah’s grace of salvation, but they were not so fortunate!

In fact, God’s glory that Moses witnessed on the mounts cannot be compared with Jesus’ glory that will materialize in the lives of Christians.

The scripture explained, 

“But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory” (2 Corinthians 3:7-9).

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Lesson on Privilege of Christian

Every Christian should congratulate him or herself for being a treasured child of God! We Christians are the most fortunate ones selected by God to partake in dimensionless grace of Jesus Christ.

We are saved by grace, we live by faith, and we will go to heaven to enjoy everlasting goodness of the Lord. In fact, Christians will be more honorable than angels when will get to heaven (1 Corinthians 6:3).

Nothing thrills more than the pleasurable opportunity that Christians will have to accompany Jesus wherever he goes when we get to heaven! Meanwhile, non-Christians (unbelievers) will have direct opposite experience. Since they deny Jesus, they cannot enjoy his grace.

The Savior will not consider them as one of his own; therefore, Satan will claim them and hurl them to his final destination – which is hell fire. Hence, it is important that all people confess their faith in Jesus Christ so that they can escape horror of hell but enjoy everlasting grace and joy of Jesus Christ in heaven.

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Prayer of Affirmation

Dear God, I have heard that Christians will enjoy all good things, and non-Christians will have nothing good to enjoy on the last day. Therefore, I want to be a Christian also!
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and he is the Savior of the world. He died and resurrected to save anyone who believes in him.

I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior. I confess my sins and forsake them. Please write my name in the book of life. I believe I am now saved by grace since I have confessed my faith in Jesus. I am now qualify to enjoy all God’s blessings from this earth to heaven! Glory to God for his saving grace through his Son Jesus Christ – MY LORD. Amen.

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