Fundamentals Of Faith: Humility

The Sunday evening lesson for July 24, 2022.

Fundamentals Of Faith: Humility (Philippians 2:1-11)

Phillip Stuckey, July 24, 2022
Part of the Fundamentals of Faith series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

“It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory” (Proverbs 25:27, ESV). The desire for personal glory, prestige, wealth, fame and power are not new. As so many have observed, we continue to live in a culture that is obsessed with self. If that weren’t true, then the media wouldn’t continually bombard us with ads and products designed to improve our physical appearance, or our influence on social media, or encourage lust for money, things, and an endless list of self-gratifying behaviors. In the Kingdom of God, pride and self-obsession aren’t helpful, but are hindrances (Matt. 5:3; 18:1-4). Let’s take a moment to reflect on humility, an important fundamental in the Christian faith.

Tags: Christian Living, Discipleship, Faith, Faithfulness, First Principles, Fundamentals, Humility, Sacrifice, Service

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Philippians 2:1–11 (Listen)

2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(ESV)

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