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“Now we consider the arrogant to be happy.” – Mal 3:15 NET

For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: “I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.”

It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.—”Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.”

There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, … .—The Lord abhors every arrogant person.

Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns! See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in the reliable ancient path!

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! I thank my God every time I remember you.—”Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

Isa 57:15, Prov 16:19, Matt 5:3, Prov 6:16-17, Prov 16:5, Ps 139:23-24, Phil 1:2-3, Matt 5:5

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“He prunes every branch that bears fruit.” – John 15:2 NET

“For he will be like a refiner’s fire, like a launderer’s soap. He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.”

Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.—Endure your suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you do not experience discipline, something all sons have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons. Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness for those trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your listless hands and your weak knees.

Mal 3:2-3, Rom 5:3-5, Heb 12:7-8, Heb 12:11-12

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“For the Lord’s allotment is his people.” – Deut 32:9 NET

You belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.—I am my beloved’s, and he desires me!—And I am his.—The Son of God … loved me and gave himself for me.

You are not your own. For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.—”You, however, the Lord has selected and brought from Egypt, that iron-smelting furnace, to be his special people as you are today.”

You are God’s field, God’s building.—But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. We are of his house, if in fact we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope we take pride in.—A spiritual house to be a holy priesthood.

“They will belong to me,” says the Lord who rules over all, “in the day when I prepare my own special property.”—”Everything I have belongs to you, and everything you have belongs to me, and I have been glorified by them.”—His glorious inheritance in the saints.

1 Cor 3:23, Song 7:10, Song 2:16, Gal 2:20, 1 Cor 6:19-20, Deut 4:20, 1 Cor 3:9, Heb 3:6, 1 Pet 2:5, Mal 3:17, John 17:10, Eph 1:18

 

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He … is called: Extraordinary Strategist. – Isa 9:6 NET

Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.—You have exalted your promise above the entire sky.

“They will call him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.”—”And you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

“So that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father.”—As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name.—Far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And God put all things under Christ’s feet.—He has a name written that no one knows except himself … “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him!—What is his name, and what is his son’s name? – if you know!

John 1:14, Ps 138:2, Matt 1:23, Matt 1:21, John 5:23, Phil 2:9, Eph 1:21-22, Rev 19:12, Rev 19:16, Job 37:23, Prov 30:4

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Each of us had strayed off on his own path. – Isa 53:6 NET

Noah … began to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk.—[Abram] said to his wife Sarai, “… tell them you are my sister so that it may go well for me because of you.”—Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Are you really my son Esau?” “I am,” Jacob replied.—Moses … spoke rashly.—The men examined some of their provisions, but they failed to ask the Lord’s advice. Joshua made a peace treaty with them.—David had done what he approved and had not disregarded any of his commandments his entire lifetime, except for the incident involving Uriah the Hittite.

These all were commended for their faith.—They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.—The Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.

“Understand that it is not for your sake I am about to act, declares the sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and embarrassed by your behavior.”

Gen 9:20-21, Gen 12:11, Gen 12:13, Gen 27:21, Gen 27:24, Ps 106:32-33, Josh 9:14-15, 1 Kgs 15:5, Heb 11:39, Rom 3:24, Isa 53:6, Ezek 36:32

 

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“Serving the Lord with all humility.” – Acts 20:19 NET

“Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.—For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.—”So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, ’We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.’”

For our reason for confidence is this: … that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God – not by human wisdom but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world.—But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.

Matt 20:26-28, Gal 6:3, Rom 12:3, Luke 17:10, 2 Cor 1:12, 2 Cor 4:7

 

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The human spirit is like the lamp of the Lord.

Prov 20:27 NET

“Whoever among you is guiltless may be the first to throw a stone at her.” … Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.

“Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin.—that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things. Dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God.

For although all things are clean, it is wrong to cause anyone to stumble by what you eat. Blessed is the one who does not judge himself by what he approves.

Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns! See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in the reliable ancient path!


John 8:7, John 8:9, Gen 3:11, Jas 4:17, 1 John 3:20-21, Rom 14:20, Rom 14:22, Ps 139:23-24