Stumbling Block or Humbling Block?

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled,

and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

~Matthew 23:12


The choice is yours.

One hardens you and makes you prouder.

The other softens you and makes you wiser.

⇔ ⇔ ⇔

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

~James 4:10

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9 Responses to Stumbling Block or Humbling Block?

  1. numrhood says:

    matthew 48:37 the lord is great
    james 4:35


  2. nickiekdeck says:

    Needed this. Thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jo Martin says:

    Aren’t these two often one and the same, just at different points in our journey. First we encounter the block (person/situation) and we stumble, bumble and flail around until we realize we can not successfully become like Christ on our own. Then the Holy Spirit directs back to the spot where we stumbled and directs us to cry “Help.” Properly humbled (until next time) we can go on our way.

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  4. Twinkletoes says:

    Great reminder — it did break up my latest little private pity party. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jennie says:

    This one is new to me. It is quite profound. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. There may be a College course covering this concept. Or maybe not. Take the “Self” out and others will make it happen.

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  7. sothisisbliss says:

    This has been so true in my life- both ways.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. dbmoviesblog says:

    Wise words, thank you for sharing this.

    Liked by 1 person

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