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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Man’s Pride And Christ’s Humility - Author Unknown

The life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ are a standing rebuke to every form of pride to which men are liable. Note the contrast between these well-known sins and His own holy life.

Pride of birth and rank. "Is not this the carpenter's son?" (Matt. 13:55).

Pride of wealth. "The Son of man hath not where to lay His head" (Matt. 8:20).

Pride of respectability. "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" (John 1:46).

Pride of personal appearance. "He hath no form nor comeliness" (Isa. 53:2).

Pride of reputation. "Behold a man gluttonous and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners" (Matt. 11:19).

Pride of independence. "Many others who ministered to Him of their substance" (Luke 8:3).

Pride of learning. "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?" (John 7:15).

Pride of superiority. "I am among you as he that serveth" (Luke 22:27). "He humbled Himself" (Phil. 2:8). "Made a curse for us" (Gal. 3:13).

Pride of success. "He came unto His own and His own received Him not" (John 1:11). "He was despised and rejected of men" (Isa. 53:3).

Pride of self-reliance. "He went down to Nazareth and was subject unto them" (Luke 2:51).

Pride of ability. "I can of mine own self do nothing" (John 5:30).

Pride of self-will. "I seek not mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me" (John 5:30).

Pride of bigotry. "Forbid him not...for he that is not against us is on our part" (Mark 9:39-40).

Pride of resentment. "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).

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 Re: Man’s Pride And Christ’s Humility - Author Unknown

When I read this I cannot help but think "Oh God, I am so far from this, I want to just like you and I am so unlike you. Oh God thank you for mercy and grace, otherwise I would be doomed.


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