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Delivered By
Andy Boswell
Delivered On
July 21, 2019
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Definitions

Pride:

  1. a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired
  2. the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance: "the sin of pride"

Humility:

  1. the quality or condition of beinghumble; modest opinion orestimate of one's ownimportance, rank, etc.

 

Pride = "Us going after what we want in our own strength and ability."

Humility = "God giving us the power to receive (grace) things He longs for us to have that are beyond our ability and sometimes beyond our imagination."

 

Pride 

  1. Blinds our understanding
  2. Puts us in opposition to God
  3. Leads to destruction (Proverbs 16:18-19)

Humility 

  1. Opens our minds to receive the prophetic 
  2. Positions us to receive grace (James 4:4-6)
  3. Leads to honor, blessing, and freedom

 

Quotes

 "Your greatest weakness is your strength over emphasized." - Kris Vallotton

 

"The day my father birthed me is the day he chose to be responsible for me. The moment I depended on myself is the moment I’m in pride." - Daryl Boucher

 

 

"My will tied to my power equals pride, but my will tied to God's power equals humility!" - Daryl Boucher

 

"As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you." - CS Lewis

 

 

"The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is." - Phillips Brooks

 

"If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail." - Francis Quarles

 

Scriptures

Matthew 21:42-45 "Jesus asked them, Have you never read in the Scriptures: The very Stone which the builders rejected and threw away has become the Cornerstone; this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? I tell you, for this reason the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this Stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom It falls will be crushed to powder [and It will winnow him, scattering him like dust]. And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables (comparisons, stories used to illustrate and explain), they perceived that He was talking about them."

Proverbs 11:2 "When pride comes [boiling up with an arrogant attitude of self-importance], then come dishonor and shame, But with the humble [the teachable who have been chiseled by trial and who have learned to walk humbly with God] there is wisdom and soundness of mind."

James 4:4-6 "You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn’t care? The proverb has it that “he’s a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.”

Proverbs 16:18-19 "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud."

James 4:7 "So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."