HUMBLE INSTRUMENTS OF GRACE
1 Peter 5:5
ROB ORR

5Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe
yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another,
for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5

• The problem of pride.

• God hates pride.

16There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an
abomination to him:
Proverbs 6:16

17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 6:17

18a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to
evil,
Proverbs 6:18

19a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among
brothers.
Proverbs 6:19

• Pride turn us away from God.

4In the pride of his face the
wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
Psalms 10:4

• Pride harms us.

2When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

18Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18

• Pride is the characteristics of Satan.

12"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are
cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
Isaiah 14:12

13You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of
God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in
the far reaches of the north;
Isaiah 14:13

14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like
the Most High.'
Isaiah 14:14

17Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom
for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you
before kings, to feast their eyes on you.
Ezekiel 28:17

• The virtue of humility.

4Whoever humbles himself like
this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4

1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner
worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
Ephesians 4:1

• The blessing of humility.

28You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring
them down.
2 Samuel 22:28

7When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord
came to Shemaiah: "They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy
them, but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be
poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
2 Chronicles 12:7

9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Psalms 25:9

34Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.
Proverbs 3:34

• Humility brings on God's grace.

5Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe
yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God
opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5

• Being a humble instrument of grace.

• God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others.

2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make
your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
Genesis 12:2

38Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart
will flow rivers of living water.'"
John 7:38

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