Monday, December 21, 2015

The First Lesson of A Christian

Humility is knowing that we are not humble. Alas! who is humble?  Perhaps many who think themselves high in Christ's school, have not yet begun with their A-B-C's. The first lesson of a Christian is humility; and he who has not learned the first lesson, is not fit to take out a new one.

[Thomas Adams]

1 Peter 5:5-6 ... Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Matthew 23:12 ... And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

James 4:10 ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.❤