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Human Virtues 1- Lowliness


18:1-4 当时,门徒到耶稣跟前来,说,谁在诸天的国里是最大的?耶稣便叫一个小孩子来,站在他们中间,说,我实在告诉你们,你们若不回转,变成像小孩子一样,绝不能进诸天的国。所以降卑自己像这小孩子的,这人在诸天的国里就是最大的
In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens? And He called a little child to Him and stood him in their midst And said, Truly I say to you, Unless you turn and become like little children, you shall by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens. He therefore who will humble himself like this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.
23:11-12 你们中间谁为大,谁就要作你们的仆役。凡高抬自己的,必降为卑;降卑自己的,必升为高
And the greatest among you shall be your servant. And he who will exalt himself shall be humbled, and he who will humble himself shall be exalted.以弗所书-Ephesians
4:1-3 所以我这在主里的囚犯劝你们,行事为人要与你们所蒙的呼召相配,凡事卑微、温柔、恒忍,在爱里彼此担就,以和平的联索,竭力保守那灵的一:
I beseech you therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing one another in love, Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace:

2:3-8 凡事都不私图好争,也不贪图虚荣,只要心思卑微,各人看别人比自己强;各人不单看重自己的长处,也看重别人的。你们里面要思念基督耶稣里面所思念的:祂本有神的形状,不以自己与神同等为强夺之珍,紧持不放,反而倒空自己,取了奴仆的形状,成为人的样式;既显为人的样子,就降卑自己,顺从至死,且死在十字架上。
Doing nothing by way of selfish ambition nor by way of vainglory, but in lowliness of mind considering one another more excellent than yourselves; Not regarding each his own virtues, but each the virtues of others also. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped, But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men; And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.

3:12 所以你们既是神的选民,圣别蒙爱的人,就要穿上怜恤的心肠、恩慈、卑微、温柔、恒忍。
Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, inward parts of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering;

Be humbled before the Lord, and He will exalt you.

Lowliness is the positioning of oneself lower than the others.Lowliness is not setting any standard of spirituality and formality. This requires maturity in life.

Lowliness is to look at our old creation, but look at others’ new creation.

Lowliness is to look at ourselves as slaves of God, and others as God’s household.

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