The Hidden Jewel of Humility (3 of 4) by Daniel Rodgers

The Hidden Jewel of Humility (3 of 4)
Daniel Rodgers
1 Peter 5:5-6

As we begin the message this morning, I want to once again repeat my opening remarks concerning humility, as we compare it to a hidden jewel.

I have entitled our series The Hidden Jewel of Humility because humility, though of great value, like a jewel, is something rarely discovered, but when found, becomes a prized possession to its owner.

QUOTE: Again, our opening quote: ''Humility is found in a vast ocean of still waters which run very deep. At the bottom lies self-esteem. At first, going within the ocean is like journeying into an unknown area of immense darkness. But, just as exploration can lead to buried treasures, one searching his or her inner world can find jewels buried in the depths. And the jewel buried deepest - which shines the brightest and gives the most light - is humility.1

Proverbs 22:4, By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.

Part III

''THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HUMILITY''

TEXT: 1 Peter 5:5-6, 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. [6] Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

INTRODUCTION: This morning we are once again underscoring the word, humility. How important in the Christian life is humility? Very important!

QUOTE: Augustine once commented: ''Should you ask me what is the first thing of importance in Christianity, I should reply that the first is humility, the second is humility and third thing is humility.''

QUOTE: Andrew Murray was a missionary, statesman, educator, evangelist and pastor. He lived between 1828 and 1917. In the preface of his book, Humility, he wrote:

When I look back upon my own religious experience, or upon the church of Christ in the world, I stand amazed at the thought of how little humi ...


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