• “There are those who insist that it is a very bad thing to question God. To them, ‘why?’ is a rude question. That depends, I believe, on whether it is an honest search, in faith, for His meaning, or whether it is the challenge of unbelief and rebellion.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Proud vs. Humble – Recognition by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/07/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Proud people crave self-advancement.

“I’ve got to word this report in a way that sets me apart from the pack.”

Nancy: But humble people desire to promote others.

“How can I word this so that everybody gets the credit they deserve?”

Nancy: Proud people feel wounded when others are promoted and they’re overlooked.

“Why would they put her in charge?”

Nancy: Humble people are excited when others are lifted up.

“Congratulations! Let me know how I can help.”

Nancy: Proud people are elated by praise and deflated by criticism.

“He’s always shooting my ideas down!”

Nancy: Humble people know that any praise for their accomplishments belongs to the Lord.

“It’s just by God’s grace.”

Nancy: What does recognition—or the lack of it—reveal about the condition of your heart?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “God is sovereign, that is He is the boss. He is in control. He is the supreme ruler of heaven and earth for all of eternity. He is Lord. We don’t make Him Lord. He is Lord. And joy comes when we acknowledge that He is Lord; we rest in His Lordship. We trust His sovereignty, and we surrender to it. That means that God has the right to give, and God has the right to take away.” – Nancy DeMoss

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[Doers—Not Hearers Only] Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. — James 1:21 (NKJV)

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