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10. We Don't Elevate Ourselves (1 Peter 5:1-14)

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God is opposed to the proud and promises to bring them down. That's sobering. But God loves the quality of humility so much that He exalts those whom it characterizes. So, we must embrace humility, whether we're leaders or followers, known or unknown by the world's standards. God has called us onto a path toward eternal glory and exaltation. But that path runs through this hostile world where we are unwelcomed aliens and foreigners. We remain humble, we resist the temptation to think too highly of ourselves, we depend on God for grace, and we rely on fellow believers for support. Then (eventually) God will elevate us far beyond our abilities to elevate ourselves.

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