Humbling One’s Self: A Worldview

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“And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
–Matthew 23:12

A number of different subjects came up during a recent discussion.

One of the topics was “isolation.”

One of the topics was “humbling one’s self.”

One of the topics was a question: “Does isolation have anything to do with humbling one’s self?

It was generally agreed that those who grow up and live in isolated circumstance usually are more spiritual than those who grow up in locales where there are many other humans nearby.

Initially, someone said that isolation promotes a relationship with God Almighty.

However, this was disputed and the consensus ended up being that isolation can lead to either a relationship with God Almighty OR a reliance on one’s self and OTHER spirits.

So, it was determined that isolation (by itself) has almost nothing to do with whether one humbles one’s self or not.

There are many stories from throughout the world about the man who took pride (pride is a sin) in his own skill development and rugged individualism while overcoming the challenges of isolated living–particularly if the environment/weather is extreme.

FINALLY, it was discussed that “humbling one’s self” is a way of thinking and living.

Humbling one’s self is a worldview.

One can believe that the world or one’s circumstance is MUCH bigger than one’s self.

One can THEN either 1- humble one’s self at this realization and attempt a relationship with the Creator of this huge cosmos; or, 2- rely on one’s self (and/or other spirits) to overcome the circumstance one finds one’s self in.

IF one is NOT acquainted with God’s Word, one is pretty much “winging it.

IF one IS acquainted with God’s Word, one can take guidance from thatunimpeachable source.

Particularly on the topic of “humbling one’s self.”

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
–1PETER 5:5

“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”
–Proverbs 29:23

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time”
–1PETER 5:6

“And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
–Matthew 23:12

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
–James 4:10

So, what was decided during that recent discussion?

  1. Isolation puts a strain on every person that is exposed to it.
  2. Each person reacts differently to isolation and its challenges.
  3. Humbling one’s self” is a way of living; a way of dealing with challenges; a worldview. One can achieve this worldview either in isolation OR surrounded by other men.
  4. This worldview of “humbling one’s self” almost certainly leads to a relationship with God Almighty.

Humbling one’s self is a worldview.  One can view one’s surroundings and decide that they (and the world at large) is much bigger and look for help.

OR, one can “go it alone.”

DOES the reader have an outlook which suggests he should “humble himself“?

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
–Isaiah 57:15

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 3, 2019.]

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by Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

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