EXALTATION THROUGH HUMILITY

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Biblical Paradoxes

a) The Bible is a unique and strange Book. It is very different from any other “sacred book” of other religions. The Bible contains “God’s thoughts” which are strange and yet marvelous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true.

b) To some, such biblical paradoxes may seem somewhat ridiculous and yet such are the very words of God which were written for our admonition and learning.

c) Here is one of the biblical paradoxes.

2. Exaltation Through Humility (Jas. 4:10)

James 4:10 (NKJV)
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

a) God has never been pleased with the proud, boastful and over confident. We know that, Lucifer in his madness became Satan. He wanted to be exalted like God but he fell! The Most High God sees to it that all who will desire to be exalted out of His will and timing will ultimately fall.

b) What a contrast between Satan and Christ who humbled himself but was exalted! 

Philippians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
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. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. 


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