ESV - 23 One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
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Blessed are the poor in spirit for they shall see God, a man with a broken spirit is a man with an humble spirit, that is what it means to be lowly in spirit. God honors and elevate anyone that is humble, in the spirit makes it outstanding, because it will be easy for you to hear and obey Him. God bless you!
Good question. A man without a lowly spirit is a proud man. And the bible talks about the reward of a proud man. 1.Pride will deceive you. “The pride of your heart has deceived you.” Obadiah 1:3. 2.Pride will bring you disgrace. ”When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2. “Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.” Proverbs 18:12. 3.Pride will cause you to be humbled. “A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.” Proverbs 29:23. “The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low.” Isaiah 2:11. 4.Pride will bring the discipline and rebuke of God on your life. The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.” Proverbs 15:25. 5.Pride will cause God to oppose you. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” James 4:6. “The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.” Psalm 31:23. 6.Pride will cause fights and quarrels for you. “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:10. 7.Pride will cause you to forget God. “then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God” Deut 8:14. 8.Pride will destroy you. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” – Prov 16:18 We have to guard our hearts each day against the subtlety of pride .
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