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Greatness in God`s Eyes
Before His last supper with [the twelve], when they are in the Upper Room, Jesus does something. According to ancient sources, the washing of feet was a task regarded as so menial, so degrading, that even Jewish slaves did not have to do it. It was reserved for Gentile slaves. There are a very few stories where someone unusual does it. Children doing it for their parents, or a pupil doing it for his teacher his master. In one case, a wife stood in the courts because she wanted to wash her husband`s feet as an act of honoring him, and he didn`t want her to do it. It had social implications.

There is no story of anyone anywhere of higher social status washing the feet of someone of lower social status. That never happened until this night. Jesus takes off His outer cloak, picks up a towel and picks up a basin, gets down on His knees to wash their filthy feet. He says:

  • I have set you an example that you should do what I have done. ''John 13:15''

    Do you want to know what greatness looks like in God`s eyes? Here it is.



    By: John Ortberg
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Humilty leads to exaltation
    The way it works in the Kingdom is that the one who serves the one who humbles him or herself is exalted. It`s the way that service works.

    Jesus begins his community, and there has never been a leader like Him before. Never. Jesus says:

  • The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them call themselves "benefactors." They live in towns like Sepphoris, and I know because I helped build some of their houses. I know how it works. I`ve been there.

    Jesus understands. He grew up in the real world. He has a different dream. His dream has captivated the human race for 2000 years.

  • You are not to be like that. Instead the greatest among you should be like the youngest. And the one who rules the one who has the most power and authority should be like the one who serves. For who is regarded as greater? The one who sits at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? That`s the way things work in our world. But I am among you as One who serves. ''Luke 22:26-27''



    By: John Ortberg
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Because God refuses the proud and will always favour the humble,
    Do what the elders tell you,and all wrap yourselves in humility to be servants each other.1Peter 5:5



    By: Takao Ogawa
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Humility
    According to my understanding of this particular instance ''from Luke 18:10-14'', the Pharisee thinks he`s better than the "other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector" - i.e., those that he considers to be worthless in the eyes of God. Thus he is exalting himself, and will, sooner or later, wish that he hadn`t. As it says in Proverbs 16:18-19, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud." Furthermore, in verse 5 of the same book, it says, "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." So he`s setting himself up for a whole lot of trouble, both in this world and the next. Not only that, but as one who is ''or at least should be'' familiar with Mosaic Law, he should know better than to say such things. Therefore, while he may be following the Letter of the Law, he sure isn`t following the Spirit, if you know what I mean. On the other hand, the tax collector has abased himself and feels that he is not worthy of God`s love and forgiveness. Thus, he is humbling himself, and will therefore be recognized and forgiven by God, and welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. As Jesus makes perfectly clear, "all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted." So guess whose side He`s on in this story?



    By: Philologos
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    You must humble yourself when you come to Jesus, sometimes all it takes is as simple as saying Lord have Mercy on me. You do not have to beg God he already know what you need, he may not come when you think you need him but one thing for sure he is a on time God. Amen. Amen.



    By: Mary Jones
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    being humble and pure
     I will like to mentioned my question,take for example, will any one be willing to shake the hands of the garbage men,  and wash their feet, and invite them to their homes sit with them and chat. I believe  that  people will not want to do that. Its a test. And I know for a fact that white people still do not like to associate with black poor people, but they talk down to them especially when they are in a position, I know that for me every one is my friends especially the garbage me. I feed them and talk to them they are special to me. I even cook for them. They pick up my stuff. My parents was very racial and especially my father He was not a white man, but did not want his children to mix with black people for me he was a stupid man, because God made every on in his own image and likeness whether black or white and we should all appreciate every one. A next thing money and having a degree or being a doctor these thing people put them selves high and look down on others and talk down to people. for me it is only book sense.



    By: deane rocke
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Humility as a Vitue
    We all must humble ourselves as a little child would being submissive to be able to serve others.  We should not think of ourselves as something more than others because we are not.  Always associate with the meek and humble and give a helping hand to the poor for they will always be with us.


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    By: vanessa smith
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    humility as a virtue
    In GOD'S eyes we must be able to be a servant to others not looking to be put on a pestal.  Not ever thinking yourself above anyone always associate with the lowley, meek and the humble.  Never look for the rich and famous to try to be among but instead the poor for JESUS SAID: the poor will be with us always.  In the eye sight of the LORD we are mear dust and we are only being save by HIS grace and mercy.


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    By: vanessa smith
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Pedilavium means the washing of feet.
    Must you go to the Pedilavium-kai ? 



    By: Takao Ogawa
    Category: Humility as a Virtue
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    Only Jesus gives you Humility as a Virtue.



    By: Takao Ogawa
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    "Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." ( Matthew 18:4)

    "... Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all." ( Mark 10:43-44)

    "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." ( Luke 14:8-11)

    "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other, for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted." ( Luke 18:10-14)

    "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it." ( Luke 9:23-24)

    "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." ( Matthew 5:5)

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