humilityClosest related principles - Core Interrelations
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, Except [unless] ye be converted [change WU], and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Mat 18:1-4 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: And the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer [allow the] little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence [from there]. Mat 19:13-15 Children accept authority and direction, and acknowledge someone greater than themselves.Then Jesus went thence [from there], and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil [demon]. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet [appropriate] to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt [desire]. And her daughter was made whole [healed] from that very hour. Mat 15:21-28 Humility helps in asking the Lord for help.
And he [Jesus WU] spake this parable unto certain [people] which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised [looked down on WU] others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican [tax collector]. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners [robbers WU], unjust [unrighteous], adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes [a tenth WU] of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off [at a distance WU], would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote [beat] upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased [humbled]; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Lk 18:9-14
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, Lk 5:8 After Jesus had provided a miraculous catch of fish.
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And when Jesus departed thence [from there], two blind men followed him, crying [out], and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. Mat 9:27 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil [demon]. Mat 15:22 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick [epileptic], and sore vexed [suffers grievously]: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. Mat 17:15 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side [road], when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. MT 20:30 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should [wanted them to WU] hold their peace [be quiet]: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. Mat 20:30-31
And one of the malefactors [criminals] which were hanged [there WU] railed on [insulted] him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in [under] the same [sentence of WU] condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss [wrong]. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily [assuredly] I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Lk 23:39-43 The man feared God, saw his own sin, the harm he had done, and asked Jesus not to forget him.
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