Bible Talk : Daniel : The Lord, pride and humility

Daniel 5:1-16

Daniel 5:17-31

 

10 March 2019

Roger Cunningham

 

 

Why is humility so important?

 

Authority

 

Judgement

 

The Lord rules over all

 

Humility

 

The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

“I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”

Jeremiah 17:9-10

 

Christ Jesus, Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-12

 

Humility

 

“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:5

 

In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

Acts 17:30-31

 

Humility