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

The Hidden Jewel of Humility (4 of 4)
Dan Rodgers
Proverbs 22:4
September 4, 2005

HUMOR: In a repair shop hung a couple of signs:

One read, "Company Rule Number One: "The president is always right." Rule Number Two: "If the president is ever wrong, refer to Rule number One."

Another sign read, "Those of you who think you know it all are particularly annoying to those of us who do."

This morning we will conclude our series on the subject of humility. Our first message was Christ, Our Example, the second message; Contrasting Humility and Pride, last week's message; The Building Blocks of Humility, and this morning; Discovering the Hidden Jewel of Humility.

As I have each week, let me once again give the reason for our subject. I have entitled the 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: "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."

Part IV

DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN JEWEL OF HUMILITY

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

Proverbs 8:18-20, Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. [19] My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. [20] I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment.

ILLUS: Many years ago, a mine worker found what is now known as The Excelsior Diamond. It is one of the largest diamonds ever found, weighing in at 995.2 carats.

ILLUS: In 1848, ...


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