Those who walk in pride he is able to humble

Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. The bows of the warriors are broken but those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. Continue reading

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Pride brings a person low

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. … When pride comes, then comes disgrace. … Where there is strife, there is pride. … The LORD tears down the house of the proud. … The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Continue reading

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I will break down your stubborn pride

You … bring low those whose eyes are haughty. … You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands. … May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?” Continue reading

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The proud the Lord pays back in full

Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of … the land of slavery. Continue reading

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How beautiful are those … who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation

His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. … I preach the gospel … I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! … What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel. Continue reading

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You are the children of the Lord your God

He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. … The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD. Continue reading

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The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed

When the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. … Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Continue reading

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The Spirit you received brought about your adoption

In love (God) predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. … Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. Continue reading

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You must obey my laws

Be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God. … Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD. Continue reading

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I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly

 

Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. … Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days. … The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. … Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live. Continue reading

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