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Unless believers appreciate their own weakness, that is, know how incompetent they are in themselves to encounter the supernatural, they shall be deceived.

    Topics: Humility, Weakness, Deception

If the Lord's people will humble themselves by admitting that deception is quite possible to them, they will be the less deceived.

    Topics: Humility

Now should the Christian be deceived already, then he fights to regain his freedom. If not, then he strives to rescue others and to prevent the foe from attacking.

    Topics: Humility, Satan, Freedom

Lowliness is not looking down on one's self; rather is it a not looking at one's self at all.

    Topics: Humility

A lowly spirit is demonstrated when one associates with the poor. It is this spirit alone which does not despise any who are created by God. God's presence and glory is manifested in the life of the spiritually humble.

    Topics: Humility

A lowly person is a teachable person, easily entreated and open to explanation. Many of our spirits are too arrogant: they can teach others but can never themselves be taught. Many possess a stubborn spirit: they stick to their opinions even if they realize they are wrong.

    Topics: Humility, Stubbornness

The poor in spirit views himself as possessing nothing.

    Topics: Humility

Only the poor in spirit can be humble. How often the experience, growth, and progress of a Christian become such precious matters to him that he loses his lowliness.

    Topics: Humility, Growth

Towards himself a Christian should have a broken spirit, but towards God it should be one of rejoicing always in Him. He rejoices not for its own sake nor because of any joyful experience, work, blessing or circumstance, but exclusively because God is his center.

    Topics: Humility, Brokenness, Circumstances

Timidity is not humility. While humility is self-forgetfulness completely- a forgetting both its weakness and strength-timidity recalls all the weakness and hence is self-remembering. God does not delight in our cowardice and withdrawal.

    Topics: Humility, Weakness

True humility is able to look at God and proceed on.

    Topics: Humility

Soulish believers relish using high-sounding spectacular words and phrases.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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