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This KOL Christlikeness series is on true vs. false humility. We provide online tools n tips for further study.


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Scriptures- Gal. : 

Galatians 5:22-23 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) 22But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge]. Gal 5:22 ButG1161 theG3588 fruitG2590 of theG3588 SpiritG4151 isG2076 love,G26 joy,G5479 peace,G1515 longsuffering,G3115 gentleness,G5544 goodness,G19 faith,G4102 Gal 5:23 Meekness,G4236 temperance:G1466 againstG2596 suchG5108 there isG2076 noG3756 law.G3551 G4236 πρᾳότης praotēs prah-ot'-ace From G4235; gentleness; by implication humility: - meekness. Scriptures- Gal. : 

2 Chronicles 7:14 14If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land James 4:9 View commentary related to this passage 9[As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins]. James 4:10 View commentary related to this passage 10Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

Matthew Henry : 

Matthew Henry Commentary- Exegesis James 4:11-17 All are exhorted to holy conversation. Since all wars and fightings come from the corruptions of our own hearts, it is right to mortify those lusts that war in the members. Wordly and fleshly lusts are distempers, which will not allow content or satisfaction. Sinful desires and affections stop prayer, and the working of our desires toward God. And let us beware that we do not abuse or misuse the mercies received, by the disposition of the heart when prayers are granted When men ask of God prosperity, they often ask with wrong aims and intentions. If we thus seek the things of this world, it is just in God to deny them. Unbelieving and cold desires beg denials; and we may be sure that when prayers are rather the language of lusts than of graces, they will return empty. Here is a decided warning to avoid all criminal friendships with this world. Worldly-mindedness is enmity to God. An enemy may be reconciled, but to �enmity to � never can be reconciled. A man may have a large portion in things of this life, and yet be kept in the love of God; but he who sets his heart upon the world, who will conform to it rather than lose its friendship, is an enemy to God. So that any one who resolves at all events to be upon friendly terms with the world, must be the enemy of God. Did then the Jews, or the loose professors of Christianity, think the Scripture spake in vain against this worldly-mindedness? or does the Holy Spirit who dwells in all Christians, or the new nature which he creates, produce such fruit? Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry Commentary : 

Natural corruption shows itself by envying. The spirit of the world teaches us to lay up, or lay out for ourselves, according to our own fancies; God the Holy Spirit teaches us to be willing to do good to all about us, as we are able. The grace of God will correct and cure the spirit by nature in us; and where he gives grace, he gives another spirit than that of the world. The proud resist God: in their understanding they resist the truths of God; in their will they resist the laws of God; in their passions they resist the providence of God; therefore, no wonder that God resists the proud. How wretched the state of those who make God their enemy! God will give more grace to the humble, because they see their need of it, pray for it are thankful for it, and such shall have it. Submit to God, ver. #(7). Submit your understanding to the truth of God; submit your wills to the will of his precept, the will of his providence. Submit yourselves to God, for he is ready to do you good. If we yield to temptations, the devil will continually follow us; but if we put on the whole armour of God, and stand out against him, he will leave us. Let sinners then submit to God, and seek his grace and favour; resisting the devil. All sin must be wept over; here, in godly sorrow, or, hereafter, in eternal misery. And the Lord will not refuse to comfort one who really mourns for sin, or to exalt one who humbles himself before him. (Jam 4:11-17) Matthew Henry Commentary

Jesus Christ- Our Role : 

Declared by himself (Matthew 11:29) Saints should imitate (Philippians 2:5-8) On account of, he was despised (Mark 6:3; John 9:29) His exaltation, the result of (Philippians 2:9) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Taking our nature (Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:16) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Birth (Luke 2:4-7) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Subjection to his parents (Luke 2:51) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Station in life (Matthew 13:55; John 9:29) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Poverty (Luke 9:58; 2 Corinthians 8:9) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Partaking of our infirmities (Hebrews 4:15;5:7) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Submitting to ordinances (Matthew 3:13-15) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Becoming a servant (Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:27; Philippians 2:7) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Associating with the despised (Matthew 9:10,11; Luke 15:1,2) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Refusing honours ( John 5:41;6:15) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Entry into Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5,7) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Washing his disciples' feet ( John 13:5) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Obedience ( John 6:38; Hebrews 10:9) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Submitting to sufferings (Isaiah 50:6;53:7; Acts 8:32; Matthew 26:37-39) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Exposing himself to reproach and contempt (Psalms 22:6;69:9; Romans 15:3; Isaiah 53:3) EXHIBITED IN HIS » Death ( John 10:15,17,18; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 12:2) Jesus Christ- Our Role

Jesus Christ- Names and identity : 

Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4) Adam, Second (1 Corinthians 15:45) Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8) Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7) Word of Life (1 John 1:1) Eternal life (1 John 1:2;5:20) Advocate (1 John 2:1) True God (1 John 5:20) Shepherd and Bishop of souls (1 Peter 2:25) Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4) Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) Ransom (1 Timothy 2:6) King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelations 17:14) Blessed and only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15) Saviour (2 Peter 2:20;3:18) Lord of all (Acts 10:36) Prince of life (Acts 3:15) Just One (Acts 7:52) First-born of every creature (Colossians 1:15) Messiah (Daniel 9:25; John 1:41) Jesus Christ- Names and identity

Jesus Christ- Names and (Torrey’s) : 

Chief Corner-stone (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6) Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18) I AM (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58) Angel of the Lord (Exodus 3:2; Judges 13:15-18) Plant of renown (Ezekiel 34:29) Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32) Son of God (Luke 1:35; John 1:49) Horn of salvation (Luke 1:69) Day-spring (Luke 1:78) Prophet (Luke 24:19; John 7:40) Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25) Christ of God (Luke 9:20) Messenger of the covenant (Malachi 3:1) Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2) Judge of Israel (Micah 5:1) Ruler of Israel (Micah 5:2) Son of the blessed (Mark 14:61) Holy One of God (Mark 1:24) Jesus (Matthew 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 1:10) Nazarene (Matthew 2:23) King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2) Governor (Matthew 2:6) Son of David (Matthew 9:27) Jesus Christ- Names and (Torrey’s)

His Ministers- Names / (Torrey’s) : 

Messengers of the Lord of hosts (Malachi 2:7) Fishers of men (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17) Labourers (Matthew 9:38; Philemon 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:2) Bishops (Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:7) Servants of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:1; Jude 1:1) Soldiers of Christ (Philippians 2:25; 2 Timothy 2:3) Angels of the Church (Revelations 1:20;2:1) Stars (Revelations 1:20;2:1) Preachers (Romans 10:14; 1 Timothy 2:7) Ministers of Christ (Romans 15:16; 1 Corinthians 4:1) Servants of God (Titus 1:1; James 1:1) Apostles of Jesus Christ (Titus 1:1) Stewards of God (Titus 1:7) His Ministers- Names / (Torrey’s)

His saints- names / (Torrey’s) : 

Chosen ones (1 Chronicles 16:13) Beloved brethren (1 Corinthians 15:58; James 2:5) Members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15; Ephesians 5:30) Servants of Christ (1 Corinthians 7:22; Ephesians 6:6) The Lord's freemen (1 Corinthians 7:22) Obedient children (1 Peter 1:14) Holy priesthood (1 Peter 2:5) Lively stones (1 Peter 2:5) Chosen generation (1 Peter 2:9) Royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) Heirs of the grace of life (1 Peter 3:7) Holy brethren (1 Thessalonians 5:27; Hebrews 3:1) Children of the day (1 Thessalonians 5:5) Friends of God (2 Chronicles 20:7; James 2:23) Epistles of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:3) Vessels to honour (2 Timothy 2:21) Christians (Acts 11:26;26:28) Believers (Acts 5:14; 1 Timothy 4:12) Chosen vessels (Acts 9:15) Faithful brethren in Christ (Colossians 1:2) Elect of God (Colossians 3:12; Titus 1:1) Children of the Lord (Deuteronomy 14:1) Peculiar people (Deuteronomy 14:2; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9) Holy people (Deuteronomy 26:19; Isaiah 62:12) Men of God (Deuteronomy 33:1; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:17) His saints- names / (Torrey’s)

His Church- Names / (Torrey’s ) : 

Vineyard (Jeremiah 12:10; Matthew 21:41) God's heritage (Joel 3:2; 1 Peter 5:3) Fold of Christ ( John 10:16) Assembly of the upright (Psalms 111:1) Sanctuary of God (Psalms 114:2) Congregation of saints (Psalms 149:1) Holy hill (Psalms 15:1) Inheritance (Psalms 28:9; Isaiah 19:25) Mount Zion (Psalms 2:6; Hebrews 12:22) King's daughter (Psalms 45:13) Congregation of the Lord's poor (Psalms 74:19) Assembly of the saints (Psalms 89:7) Lamb's wife (Revelations 19:7;21:9) Golden candlestick (Revelations 1:20) Holy city (Revelations 21:2) New Jerusalem (Revelations 21:2) Bride of Christ (Revelations 21:9) Dove (Song of Solomon 2:14;5:2) Spouse of Christ (Song of Solomon 4:12;5:1) Holy mountain (Zechariah 8:3) His Church- Names / (Torrey’s )

Conclusion : 

Humility is not the antichrist counterfeit of false guilt, milktoast religion or timidity etc. This is the exact opposite qualities of those redeemed saints in Christ over time because Christlikeness involves courage, boldness in who we are in Christ which is to be like Him. God teaches us that we do not need the proud boasting and fake bravado of the world. Just as Christ did- we can choose to lay down our lives in agape service to God and others with our power rather than to abuse others which is the antichrist way of love of power vs. the power of love which is heroic and sacrificial. The Lord highly values us and crafts us in to the character of His Son Jesus Christ. He debases the proud in time and exalts the humble as He Wills in glory, honour and power in due time. Conclusion :

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