I heard a sweet story... Toward the end of a running marathon, a young woman pulled a hamstring and couldn't complete the race. A young man who had not been able to keep up with her during the marathon, found her limping along the side of the race track, just a short way from the finish line. Although he could have come in 2nd in the race, this young man stopped, picked up the limping young woman, and carried her across the finish line.
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Friends, the carnal flesh wants to be "one-up" with people. The flesh wants to be the best, be the first, be the winner, be the smartest... But that's NOT Kingdom. Kingdom lays itself LOW and lifts others UP. Kingdom becomes the SERVANT of others. Kingdom esteems others as more important than ourselves.
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"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. " (Matthew 23:12)
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"A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor." (Proverbs 29:23)
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"But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)

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