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Jesus                              — The Humble Man —In James 4:6 we read, “God opposes the proud, but gives graceto the h...
Jesus had to be the living                                                  and walking in humility,    Word to the people...
I can                                                                   walk!                                 Jesus is    ...
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Jesusthe humbleman en

  1. 1. Jesus — The Humble Man —In James 4:6 we read, “God opposes the proud, but gives graceto the humble” (ESV), and Proverbs 6:16–17 tells us that God hatesa prideful attitude. Father, please God wanted to show help Me to mankind how much He be a good valued humility and the representation lowly of heart, so He of You. allowed His own Son to be born in a stable. Jesus’ humility toward others is a good example of how we should behave toward others, too. Thank You, Father, for showing Me a better way to manifest Your Spirit. Maybe I should make a Is that wise, pile of gold appear. Father? That might help them believe that I’m God’s Son.As a man, there were probably But as the Son of God, each time He looked to His Father,times when Jesus didn’t always the Father taught Him and led Him and showed Himfeel like being humble or caring. what to do and say. Be loving and humble!Jesus could not merely preach humility andlove, it was important for Him to live it as well.
  2. 2. Jesus had to be the living and walking in humility, Word to the people— humble and reflecting simplicity, and lowliness the spirit of love of mind. If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: “He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”1 Hee, hee! I hope He jumps! That would be so proud of Him! 1. Matthew 4:6 NIV This was a point that Satan wouldThe Bible tells us that Jesus was tempted in all points have delighted to see Jesus fall in,just as we are—including pride. since it was the cause of his own downfall. It is also written: “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”2 2. Matthew 4:7 NIVIt would have been very easy for Jesus to be lifted In order to truly walk in humility,up in pride. After all, He was the Son of God. Though Jesus had to continually be onHe was weak in the flesh, He was strong in the spirit. guard to not fall into pride.
  3. 3. I can walk! Jesus is coming! I can see! I can hear! I’m healed!And as news of Jesus spread abroad, as Jesus’ hand, this could have easily gonethe crowds began to gather around Jesus to His head. He could have thought that iteverywhere He went, and as His Father wrought was in His flesh that He was able to do suchgreat miracles and mighty signs and wonders by things. Jesus is the greatest prophet there Jesus is so ever was! amazing! That day when the 5,000 gathered and Jesus fed them from the few loaves and fishes, I’ll leave. They don’t Let’s force understand. Jesus to be our king. Jesus should be king!the praise of the people could have caused Jesus to be lifted up in pride, had He notresisted the temptation.
  4. 4. Father, I thank As He worked miracle you that you after miracle He was have heard me.3 probably frequently tested on whether He would let it go to His head or He would give His Father the glory and honor that was His due, choosing to walk in humility. However, we see that in all Jesus did He was always 3. John 11:41 NIV acknowledging His Father, and giving Him the credit. In whose Who sent name do you you? do miracles?When the learned men of the world questioned Jesus,Jesus told them, “I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.”4Jesus continually pointed toGod, and gave Him all the “If I glorify myself, myhonor and glory. glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.”5 4. John 8:28 NIV; 5. John 8:54 NIV S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Humility-2d Contributed by Christi S. Lynch, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Leila Shae. Design by Christia Copeland. Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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