Our Stooping Savior

Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation. James 1:9-10

Our planned text from our Thru-the- Word study today is from James 1:9-20. A couple of words and associated verses from our study–

“Glory” from verse 9–

I Peter 1:8 “… you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith– the salvation of your souls.”

Psalm 84:11 “The LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold to those who walk uprightly.”

Psalm 73:24 “You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

II Cor. 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

I Peter 5:10-11 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

Humiliation” from verse 10–

Psalm 34:2 “My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.”

Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”

Matt. 11:29-30 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly (humble) in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

From Charles Spurgeon– “The cross of Christ is Christ’s glory. Man seeks to win his glory by the sacrifice of others– Christ by the sacrifice of Himself. Men seek to get crowns of gold– He sought a crown of thorns. Men think that glory lies in being exalted over others– Christ thought that His glory did lie in becoming ‘a worm and no man,’ a scoff and reproach among all that beheld Him. He stooped when He conquered; and He counted that the glory lay as much in the stooping as in the conquest.”