“Humbled” Word Study: Philippians 2:8-11

“Humbled” Word Study: Philippians 2:8-11

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Philippians 2:8-11 — “ And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

“Humbled” Word Study: Deuteronomy 8:3

“Humbled” Word Study: Deuteronomy 8:3

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Deuteronomy 8:3 — “And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

“Humiliation” Word Study: James 1:9-11

“Humiliation” Word Study: James 1:9-11

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

James 1:9-11 — “Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass[c] he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.”

MacArthur commentary for James 1:9-11: boast. This word refers to pride in a privilege or possession; it is the joy of legitimate pride. Although having nothing in this world, the poor believer can rejoice in his spiritual standing before God by grace and the hope which that brings (cf. Rom. 8:17-18; 1 Peter 1:4). his humiliation. Refers to the rich believer’s being brought low by trials. Such experiences help him rejoice and realize that genuine happiness and contentment depend on the true riches of God’s grace, not earthly wealth.

“Humiliation” Word Study: Acts 8:33

“Humiliation” Word Study: Acts 8:33

A Biblical word study in ESV. May Good grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Acts 8:33 – “‘In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.'”

MacArthur’s commentary for Acts 8:33 references Isaiah 53:7-8 as the origin of this quote. This quote refers to Jesus.

“Humbles” Word Study: Matthew 23:12

“Humbles” Word Study: Matthew 23:12

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Matthew 23:12 – “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

The trouble is not seeking humility for the sake of being exalted, but rather seeking humility for humility’s sake. I read this verse and my pride drools at the thought of a formula. I clearly need the Lord’s help if I ever want to be truly humble.