The Greatest Act of Humility

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In almost every instance in the Bible, as well as in life, pride is associated with failure, not success. We hear a great deal about the inferiority complex, but the superiority complex of pride is seldom spoken of. It was pride that caused the fall of Lucifer, and he became Satan, the devil. It was pride that led King Saul down to a shameful and untimely death. It was pride that caused Peter to deny his Lord.

The greatest act of humility in the history of the universe was when Jesus Christ stooped to die on the cross of Calvary. And before any man can get to heaven, he must kneel at the foot of the cross and acknowledge that he is a sinner, that he has broken the Ten Commandments of God, and that he needs the grace of God in Christ. No man can come proudly to the Savior.

What’s wrong with a little pride? Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Listen to one Christian singer’s story about turning from pride to humility.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, You suffered such humiliation and pain for me on the cross. I ask You, humbly, to forgive my pride and errant ways that nailed You there.

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  1. patsy bohannon says:

    Amen Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess. I believe that is what our Savior said.

  2. Joy says:

    Thankyou. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”May God bless us everyone.” PTL.

  3. Dan says:

    The last line says it all. No man can come proudly to the Saviour.

  4. w.a says:

    Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

  5. w.a says:

    Luke 18:9-14 Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.
    “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
    The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers – or even like this tax collector.
    I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’
    The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!’
    I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,

  6. Mary Martin says:

    Your Ministry has been of such great inspiration to my husband and I!!!We try to watch all of your specials as well as the old Events around the U.S.!!Truly a man after Gods own words!!!God Bless you and your Ministry!!

  7. Patty Barentine says:

    AMEN….thanks for sharing…God is the source of us all..Jesus is the Son of God…Bless you! Take care!!

  8. James says:

    Thank you Jesus for your obedience to the Father.

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  10. Gerry says:

    We should always remember that our perceived accomplishment are the direct result of God’s intervention into our life. We must always give him the glory.