III. GOD'S CALL TO BOW DOWN
James 4:10 - "Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you."
An If/Then Statement:
"IF you humble yourself in the presence of the Lord, THEN He will exalt you."
Truth - "In the Kingdom of God, the way up is down."
A. God's Attitude Toward Pride
Proverbs 6:16-17 Things the Lord Hates...Haughty Eyes
Proverbs 15:25 The Lord will tear down the house of the Proud...
Proverbs 16:5 "everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord."
Isaiah 13:11 Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
James 5:6 "God is opposed to the Proud..."
We are never commanded to "Be" Humble.
We are commanded to "Humble Ourselves"
How do you live out humility?
1. By daily acknowledging my need for Christ
2. By repenting of my sin before God
3. By giving my life to serve Him by serving others