- Feb 15, 2014
- Between two Cities
- Basic Beliefs
- Christianity and Common Sense
The bible narrative says 'the meek shall inherit the earth' etc..
Paul says that Jesus, in obedience (FAITH) to first-god, relinquished the perfection of the heavenly realm and humbled himself. The message is that Jesus suffered and that for those with FAITH—the dead do not die per se.
from Latin passiō, ultimately from patior. Cognate with patience.
Passion: to carry or bear a burdon
from Greek pathós (παθός) someone who experienced or underwent something e.g. an agony (a word originaly meaning: competition, battle).
Yes, I would also say that is an apsect to 'faith' - Jesus having humbled himself, being human... and those that had faith would be saved, etc.. Humilty an example set by Jesus for his followers didn't start there. This trait 'to be humble' goes way back to the OT.... long before Paul, contextually understood like: 'the meek shall inherit the earth':
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Seek the Lord, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances;
Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the Lord’s anger.
He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”
So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased,
The eyes of the proud also will be abased.
The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord, Are riches, honor and life.