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Scriptural Admonition On Humility

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Luke 14:11 (NKJV) "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

James 4:10 (NKJV) "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."

1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV) "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,"


Examples Of Humble Christians

The Lord Jesus In Contrast To Others

The following quote gives contrast to a public figure that Ellen White observed on one of her travels in Europe. Be sure to read the sermon on the example of Christ's humility that is posted in this section of discipleheart.

"The crown prince of Denmark was on the train, with his escort, in a special car. When we arrived at Copenhagen there were men dressed in special uniform of scarlet as attendants, to receive the prince, and the coachmen were dressed in scarlet throughout. The brilliantly trimmed regimentals, with flashing gold and silver and heavily plumed hats, made them conspicuous everywhere. A Brussels carpet was laid down from the car to the depot, where the prince passed through an arched door to the hack. When he passed, many hacks were waiting to escort him to the palace. {RH October 11, 1887, par. 17}
I do not remember once of reading of Jesus, the Majesty of heaven, receiving any such special honors when he was in our world. He was the Lord of glory, and yet he traveled from place to place on foot, weary and dusty and travel-stained, unrecognized and unhonored except by a little handful of loyal disciples. But he is coming again, the second time, with power and with great glory." {RH October 11, 1887, par. 18}


Dr. John Cheyne

"Christian physicians need to pray, to watch unto prayer. Before them is opened a door to many temptations, and they need to be awakened to a lively sense that there is a Watcher by their side assuredly as there was a Watcher in that sacrilegious feast of Belshazzar, when men praised the gods of silver and gold, and drank from the sacred vessels of the temple of God. When men take honor to themselves, God is dishonored. Whenever one by any action leads men to be forgetful of God, the unseen Watcher testifies as in the writing on the wall of the palace, “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” [Daniel 5:27.] {Lt 13, 1890, par. 17}

Dr. John Cheyne, while rising to a high point in his profession, did not forget his obligations to God. He once wrote to a friend, “You may wish to know the condition of my mind. I am humbled to the dust by the thought that there is not one action of my busy life which will bear the eye of a holy God. But when I reflect on the invitation of the Redeemer, ‘Come unto me,’ and that I have accepted this invitation, and, moreover, that my conscience testifies that I earnestly desire to have my will in all things conformed to the will of God, I have peace, I have the promised rest,—[the rest] promised by Him in whom was found no guile.” {Lt 13, 1890, par. 18}

This man was an eminent physician. Before his death he ordered a column to be erected near the spot where his body was to lie, on which were to be inscribed these texts, as voices from eternity: “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him might not perish, but have eternal life.” [John 3:16.] “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” [Matthew 11:28.] “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” [Hebrews 12:14.] {Lt 13, 1890, par. 19}

And while Dr. Cheyne thus strove, even from the tomb, to beckon sinners to the Saviour and to glory, he concealed his own name, withholding it from the column entirely. He was not less careful, however, to say, as speaking to the passer-by, “The name and profession and age of him whose body lies beneath are of little consequence, but it may be of great importance to you to know that by the grace of God he was brought to look to the Lord Jesus as the only Saviour of sinners, and that this looking unto Jesus gave peace to his soul.” “Pray to God, pray to God,” it says, “that you may be instructed in the gospel; and be assured that God will give the Holy Spirit, the only teacher of true wisdom, to them that ask him.” This memorial was to turn the attention of all to God, and cause them to lose sight of the man. {Lt 13, 1890, par. 20}

This man brought no reproach upon the cause of Christ. I tell you, dear brother, in Christ we may do all things. “Without me ye can do nothing.” [John 15:5.] It is a consolation to remember that there have been physicians who were consecrated to God, who were led and taught by God; and there may be such in this age,—physicians who do not exalt self, but who walk and work with an eye single to the glory of God, true to principle, true to duty, <ever looking unto Jesus for His light.> When we shall have finished our work here, let it be with joy, and not with grief, that we meet our life record. {Lt 13, 1890, par. 21}"


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