Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
Humility: the quality or state of being humble...
Humble: one that is not proud or haughty: not arrogant or assertive.
We read in St. Matthew 18:21-35, Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? *Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. *Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. *And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. *But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. *The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. *Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. *But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. *And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. *And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. *So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. *Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: *Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? *And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. *So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
When the servant of the lord of the house humbled himself before his lord he received mercy however when the lesser servant of the servant humbled himself before the servant of the lord of the house, this evil servant showed arrogance and distain toward his fellow servant. The evil servant demonstrated a haughty spirit towards his fellow servant.
When mankind humbles them-selves before the Lord God “YHWH” in coming to Him in the Name of His Only Begotten Son Jesus He will abundantly pardon their sins. Praise His Holy Name!
King David in Psalms 9:12 wrote, He “the Lord” forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
The cries of the humble are acceptable unto the Lord; they are precious in His sight; He sees them as a sweet smelling offering, an offering that is acceptable unto Him.
In Proverbs 22:4 King Solomon wrote, By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.
By recognizing who God is, by being respectful “doing” of His Holy Written Word, the Bible and hating that which is considered evil in His eyes mankind finds them-selves as obtaining favor with the Lord and He will give unto them riches, honour and Life Eternal.
The Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 57:15 wrote, I dwell in the high and Holy Place with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the Spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
The Lord delights in us when we have fellow with those that have and display a gentle spirit of humility. I can’t think of anyone that I would rather dwell “live” with me than the Lord.
In St. Luke 17:10 we read, When ye shall have done all these things which are Commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
A person that has a humble spirit does not consider the doing of those things that are required in the Written Word of God, the Bible as anything deserving special recognition, they consider that as a NORMAL in the LIFE of a Believer, the Saints.
The Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:3-11 wrote, Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. *Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. *Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: *Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: *But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: *And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. *Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: *That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; *And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For mankind to be acceptable unto the Lord they must humble themselves to the observance of God’s Holy Written Word, the Bible.
A humble person seeks the welfare of others and is satisfied from them-self, Proverbs 14:14; they honour the Lord’ Word not finding their own ways, Isaiah 58:13.
The Saints that live their lives in this manner shall be blessed of the Lord and shall inherit Eternal Life.
In James 4:6 & 10 the Apostle James wrote, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. **Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.
The Lord does not hear the cry or the prideful of heart but He hears and answers the cry of the humble.
Let us therefore be gentle, kind patient “humble” before the Lord and He will abundantly Bless us with all Spiritual Blessings.
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries