Be Humble.

Originally Published in The World Invader: Newsletter for Students Living A Mission, January 2004.
Read the whole edition here.

I’m not sure where to start on this month’s article…

Deuteronomy 8:2 - And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to HUMBLE you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 8:3 - So He HUMBLED you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 8:16 - who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might HUMBLE you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end—

2 Samuel 22:28 - You will save the HUMBLE people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.

1 Kings 21:29 - "See how Ahab has HUMBLED himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house."

2 Kings 22:19 - because your heart was tender, and you HUMBLED yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you," says the LORD.

2 Chronicles 7:14 - If My people who are called by My name will HUMBLE themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 12:7 - Now when the LORD saw that they HUMBLED themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have HUMBLED themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance. My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

2 Chronicles 12:12 - When he HUMBLED himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and things also went well in Judah.

2 Chronicles 32:26 - Then Hezekiah HUMBLED himself for the pride of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 33:12 - Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and HUMBLED himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

2 Chronicles 34:27 - Because your heart was tender, and you HUMBLED yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and you HUMBLED yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you," says the LORD.

Ezra 8:21 - Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might HUMBLE ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.

Job 22:29 - When they cast you down, and you say, "Exaltation will come!' Then He will save the HUMBLE person.

Job 40:11 - Disperse the rage of your wrath; Look on everyone who is proud, and HUMBLE him.

Psalm 10:17 - LORD, You have heard the desire of the HUMBLE; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.

Psalm 18:27 - For You will save the HUMBLE people, But will bring down haughty looks.

Psalm 25:9 - The HUMBLE He guides in justice, And the HUMBLE He teaches His way.

Psalm 147:6 - The LORD lifts up the HUMBLE; He casts the wicked down to the ground

Proverbs 11:2 - When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the HUMBLE is wisdom.

Isaiah 29:19 - The HUMBLE also shall increase their joy in the LORD, And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.

Daniel 10:12 - Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to HUMBLE yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.

Matthew 18:4 - Therefore whoever HUMBLES himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 14:11 - For whoever exalts himself will be HUMBLED, and he who HUMBLES himself will be exalted."

Romans 12:16 - Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the HUMBLE. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

Philippians 2:8 - And being found in appearance as a man, He HUMBLED Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

James 4:6 - But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the HUMBLE."

James 4:10 - HUMBLE yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

1 Peter 5:6 - Therefore HUMBLE yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

I think I should learn to be humble.