Humbling Yourself

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Sermon Notes

At the root of every sin that we commit is a prideful heart. Sin originated when Satan (Lucifer) said “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14) Pride is the defining feature of all rebellion against God.
Humility, on the other hand, is at the heart of holy living. Christ demonstrated the superiority of humility when He humbled Himself to come to earth and die for our sins. Those who are truly following Christ will strive to live humble lives like He did.
This theme of pride versus humility is the main focus of 1 Peter 5:5-7. Having admonished pastors to not be “lords over God’s heritage, but [examples] to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3), Peter expands on the idea of being an example of humility. But the commands and principles are not for pastors only. All Christians should live humbly because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.