September 26, 2021

Remain Humble

Bible Text: 1 Kings 19:1-21 |

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We have wrapped up our short, 3-week series in 1 Kings 17-19 with a message entitled, “Remain Humble.” Pride is our greatest enemy. Pride is at the root of the original sin and of all sin that has followed. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah is coming off of an incredible, divine victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Yet, he is fearful and broken by the threat that followed. At the root of Elijah’s trouble is pride exacerbated by exhaustion and hunger. There are some powerful lessons for us in this event in Elijah’s life. The Lord shows up and cares for Elijah, demonstrating again the love and patience of God toward his children. It is a word from God that I believe we all desperately need.

Sermon Notes

When Everything Goes Your Way (1 Kings 17–19)
Remain Humble
1 Kings 19
Pastor Todd Dugard

For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation.
A. W. Tozer

James 4:6b
James 4:10

When everything goes your way, remain humble.

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself.
Charles Spurgeon

Pride says, “Ride the high,” but humility reminds me that I’m always vulnerable (v. 1-3a)

Pride says, “I’m outta here” when it gets tough, but humility looks to God for strength (v. 3b-9a)

Romans 12:15
Galatians 6:2
1 Thessalonians 5:14

Pride says, “You’re all that,” but humility puts me in my proper place (v. 9b-10)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
Rick Warren (not C. S. Lewis)

1 Thessalonians 5:14

Pride says, “Bigger is always better,” but humility hears God’s low whisper (v. 11-14)

God does not always move in the realm of the extraordinary. To live always seeking one ‘high experience’ after another is to have a misdirected zeal. The majority of life service is in quiet, routine, humble obedience to God’s will.
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary

Pride says, “You’re indispensable,” but humility tells me that my days are all numbered by God (v. 15-21)

Psalm 39:4