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High Position and Low Position.

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Dusty, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. High Position and Low Position.

    James 1:9-11



    9.......The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.

    10......But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.

    11........For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.

    What do you think James is trying to say in this passage ?
    What is the high position that someone without wealth should Take ?
    And what is the low position that a rich man should take ?


    To me the brother who is poor should take pride in his humility because humbleness will gain a high position in the kingdom of God . Jesus said " Blessed are you who are poor , for yours is the kingdom of God " Luke 6:20 . The humble man 's trial is to learn God's Dependence.

    The rich man should take pride in his position because we are all equal in God's eyes.the rich man's trial is to stay focused on God because it will be easier for him to stray away from God.

    And it says if he doesn't keep focused he will die without God.



    The victory crown for the Christian who perseveres is eternal life.
     
  2. Good posting Mom! Every beat of our heart is a gift from God and we (in humility) should acknowledge that and glorify Him in every area of our life.
     
  3. Amen


    God Bless
     
  4. Yes, God puts us in different positions in life so that each one of us has our part to play in the Body of Christ . It doesn't matter whether rich or poor we are all precious in God's eyes . But what we do with that life is the most important. Just like the men that were given the talents, what are we doing with our talents. ? God bless you all.
     
  5. Always take the low seat and let promotion come form the King according to His purpose.
     
  6. Amen and amen
     
  7. Another thought.....

    Luke 6:20 to inherit the kingdom we need to be poor in ourselves, not to feel we are good enough by ourselves our goodness the kingdom is spiritual and we need to become spiritual which we cannot do in our human strength and our purpose is to be poor or unable in our human self.
     
  8. Luke 14:7And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.

    8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
    9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
    10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    Dusty; another good question and answer time. I thought of this scripture. I think the main difference is between how God sees us and how we see ourselves. We need to remember that all promotion comes from God and we have not deserved it nor earned it. We need to constantly humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift us up in due time.
     


  9. Yes ,Amen, Worshipper that is so true. God loves us with an everlasting love and even when we have sinned He will not forsake us . He is our Abba Father who gives good gifts to His children and His " Love " is more that we can comprehend in our carnal minds .

    Humility as you said is the key lest we fall or cause our brother or sister to fall so we have to keep our eyes on Jesus , the author and finisher of our faith.:israel::israel:
     

  10. James
    4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the​
    proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

    Luke
    18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and​
    the other a publican.

    Two positon in prayer.

    1. Pharisee . 2. Publican.

    Luke
    18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the
    other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he​
    that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
     
  11. Amen , Daniels

    Pride will only bring distruction whereas , humility is following Jesus example and copying our lives after Him.
     
  12. High Position Low Position!
    The comfort and confidence these knowledge gathers for the poor is tremendous. I have shared in this, in the past, and today abit advanced to caring less about how much I am at sometime incompatible to the current flow and out of tune with the whole disturbing concentration of wierdo in this 'pop lifestyle'.

    The FATC is not the Rich or Poor I suppose, rather their hearts' make up, which is altered by their social status for good or bad. Let him with the five talents adapt to what Paul said -that having been so much sold out to reach people with God's Word as he was, even better than everybody else before him, live to bless God since he understands that it is God who made the difference, to give him some more grace necessary, even when everybody else is unable. I fear God.=Charles
     
  13. Amen , Charles .... Thanks . God bless
     
  14. Good morning Mom!:) You are on top of my list already!:) How does it feel to be in such a lofty position?:D
     
  15. Well, A good morning to you too son Now you made me blush :blush::blush::smile_anim::smile_anim: and smile at the same time. You also made my day ..... Woooo _ hoooo


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