9 Then he spoke this parable to those who trusted in themselves and were sure that they were righteous and disdained others:
10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus within himself, 'God, I thank you, that I am not like other men: robbers, swindlers, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God be merciful to me a sinner.'
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."2
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
6 But he gives us more grace. Therefore he said, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up. [From the Word of the Lord within: "God gives grace to the humble. Professed weaknesses are the humility of the soul. Strive to be low; avoid mastery. Low, low, low."]
|1 Peter 5:6|
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that in due time he may exalt you,
17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble; you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear,
|Isaiah 57:15 |
15 For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.