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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, March 15


Luke 14:11


”For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”


Jesus taught us by example as well as with words. Of any man who has ever walked the earth, Jesus was the most important and the most powerful. Yet he was at the same time so very humble, and put the needs of the world and all of creation before his own. He walked into his inevitable death, for the sake of all of us. It really is more than I can comprehend.

Father God, you have set the most perfect example for all of us. Thank-you, Jesus. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Mar 15, 2022

March 15, 2022 Luke 14:11 Jesus was the perfect One to teach this subject, because He fulfilled it perfectly. He is the ultimate example of someone who deserved the highest place, but took the lowest place, and was granted the highest place . Luke 14:11 To exalt is to hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of. And humbled is defined as having or showing a modest or low estimate of our own importance. If we exalt ourselves it is usually a sign of pride, to humble yourself is a sign of honesty. .Basically what Jesus is telling us that the way up is down, and the way down is up. ( the first shall b…


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Barbara
Barbara
Mar 15, 2022

Luke 14: 11 “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted”


I feel that if I have an attitude of being high and mighty, I will find myself put in my place due to my arrogance. If I am content to be myself, which I am, I can become more than myself with humility and kindness to all.


Dearest Lord, never let me think I am better than someone else. We are all created equal and should be treated that way. Send the Holy Spirit through Jesus to me so that I have the continued grace to never be an arrogant fool. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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David
David
Mar 15, 2022

Luke 14:11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.


I know that when I feel proud of something that I have done I can’t think of anything else or anyone else. So how can I be what Jesus wants me to be. It isn’t easy to keep this in mind – like so many of Jesus’ commands, but all I can do is try. It is important to think well of yourself otherwise depression would take over, but exalting yourself is extreme.


Dear Lord help me to temper my feelings about my accomplishments and understand that being humble is more rewarding that pride. Amen.

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Mar 15, 2022
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Excellent.

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Mar 15, 2022

Luke 14:11 This is a recurring theme we hear from Jesus. Another is “the first shall be last and the last shall be first. “ (Matthew 20:16) These verses are our reminder to not be arrogant about our lives and works. This is how Jesus lived and set the example for us. It is hard, sometimes, not to boast about our successes, but Jesus was very clear about this message. We live in a culture that is very much the opposite so we must be even more aware of our behavior. Prayer: gracious God: may I remember your words and never “exalt“ myself to others. Amen 

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