Psalm 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way.
Meek -c) depressed in mind or circumstances, (gentle, needy, saintly, humble, lowly, poor).
Humble -d) having or showing a consciousness of one’s defects or shortcomings, not proud, modest, low in condition or rank, unimportant, unpretentious.
Pride -d) an overly high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self esteem, haughtiness, arrogance; a sense of one’s own dignity; delight or satisfaction in one’s achievements.
Psalm 25:9 in KJV says, “The meek He will guide in judgment: and the meek He will teach His way.” Pride is the opposite of meek and humble.
Psalm 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
What is the truth that the Lord wants us to see about ourselves?
Isaiah 64:6 For we have all become as one who is unclean (ceremonially as a leper), and all our righteous — our best deeds of rightness and justice — are as filthy rags or a polluted garment. We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away (far from God’s favor, hurrying us to destruction). Amp.
That is who we are. That is the truth. God cannot lie. He sees mankind as lost under the curse with no hope of saving themselves from damnation. Do we see ourselves that way? When you listen to the world or media, what do they think of themselves?
The world thinks it is a sign of weakness to be meek, gentle or lowly. You must be strong and believe in yourself. But that is just the opposite of the Gospel message. Self is suppose to die. We know there is no good thing in us. If the Lord is on the throne of our heart, self will decrease and He will increase.
His holiness and goodness will shine through our heart and manifest itself in our life. But in order for this to happen, we must face His truth about our condition. There is no diploma of any kind that impresses Him. If we are to have a renewed mind, all the book learning will only get in the way, Romans 12:2. All the world has to offer is tainted with sin.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If any one desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself — that is disregard, lose sight of and forget himself and his own interests — and take up his cross and follow Me (cleave steadily to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and if need be in dying, also). Amp.
That means death to self and all it’s toys. I gave up many of my own interests. I know He really means what He says. Some of them, He has given back, some of them He has not. Only if it is good for me, will He let me have them back. He only gave back what really did not matter anymore.
The only way for the self and the flesh to die is to be controlled by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Every time you say yes to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit in you will get stronger. Every time you say yes to your flesh, it will get stronger. The flesh is in hostility to God. Romans 8:4-8. You do not want to be in opposition to God.
Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the dictates of the flesh you will surely die. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit you are habitually putting to death — making extinct, deadening — the evil deeds prompted by the Holy Spirit, you shall really and genuinely live forever. Amp.
Every time you resist the Holy Spirit, your heart will get harder and harder. It is always for your best interest to obey the Holy Spirit. You will reap a wonderful reward and be so blest by a life lived for God. The flesh will eventually bring you pain and despair.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to all this? If God be for us, who can be against us? Who can be our foe if God is on our side. Amp.
SUBJECT – A PROUD PERSON – DAVID WILKERSON
A proud person is one who may love God in a fashion, but he acts and thinks on his own. At its root, pride is simply independence from God. The proud person makes his decisions based on his own reasoning, skill and ability. He says, “God gave me a good mind and He expects me to use it. It is silly to ask Him for direction in every detail of my life.”
SUBJECT – A HUMBLE PERSON – DAVID WILKERSON
A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself and hangs his head and says, “I am nothing.” Rather, he is one who depends wholly on the Lord for everything, in every circumstance. He knows the Lord has to direct him, empower him, and quicken him, or he is dead without it. He says, “I won’t do anything until I get the mind of God. I will not act until He commands.” A humble person is dependent on God.