We Must Come To God From Beneath
John 8:23: And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
Some time ago there was a particular window on my computer that I needed to move the cursor into in order to get the computer to do what I wanted. If I moved the arrow into that particular window from above, popups covered the window. Same thing if I guided the arrow into that window from the right or the left side. Only if I guided the arrow into that window from below would the computer do what I wanted it to do. Same thing with God. It is called humility. Thank the Lord for every reminder that we must be humble before Him.
1 Peter 5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
James 4:6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Isaiah 57:15: For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Psalms 138:6: Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Proverbs 3:34: Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Proverbs 29:23: A man*s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Matthew 23:12: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Luke 1:52: He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luke 14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 18:14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Care to discuss We Must Come To God From Beneath with Ron?