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Meekness and Lowliness
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Meekness  and  Lowliness
 
The worker who daily subordinates his will to the will of Christ will be educated away from such an idea.  He will practice the virtues of Christ's character in all meekness and lowliness of mind; and this will give to those whom his ministration is supposed to benefit the precious freedom of the liberty of the children of God.  They will be free to act out the grace bestowed upon them that all may understand the precious privileges which the saints possess as members of the body of Christ. {ChL 35.1}
 
 
Never are we to rely upon worldly recognition and rank. Never are we, in the establishment of institutions, to try to compete with worldly institutions in size or splendor. We shall gain the victory, not by erecting massive buildings, in rivalry with our enemies, but by cherishing a Christlike spirit-- a spirit of meekness and lowliness. Better far the cross and disappointed hopes, with eternal life at last, than to live with princes and forfeit heaven.  {CH 225.5}
 
 
There need to be teachers who are thoughtful, considerate of their own weakness and infirmities and sins, and who will not be oppressive and discourage the children and youth. There needs to be much praying, much faith, much forbearance and courage, which the Lord is ready to bestow. For God sees every trial, and a wonderful influence can be exerted by teachers, if they will practice the lessons which Christ has given them. But will these teachers consider their own wayward course, that they make very feeble efforts to learn in the school of Christ and practice Christlike meekness and lowliness of heart? The teachers should be themselves in obedience to Jesus Christ, and ever practicing his words, that they may exemplify the character of Jesus Christ to the students. Let your light shine in good works, in faithful watching and caring for the lambs of the flock, with patience, with tenderness, and the love of Jesus Christ in your own hearts.  {CE 154.1}
 
The follower of Jesus should be constantly improving in manners, in habits, in spirit, and labor. But this is done by keeping the eye, not on mere outward, superficial attainments, but on Jesus the model. A transformation takes place in mind, in spirit, in character. The Christian is educated in the school of Christ to cherish the graces of his Spirit in all meekness and lowliness of mind. He is fitting for the society of heavenly angels. . . . The Lord has presented to me in many ways, and at various times, how carefully we should deal with the young,--that it requires the finest discrimination to deal with minds. Every one who has to do with the education and training of youth, needs to live very close to the great Teacher, to catch his spirit and manner of work. Lessons are to be given which will affect their character and life work.  {CE 200.2}
 
From anyone who persists in stubbornness and self-will, God will remove His Spirit, and another will wear the crown that was for him.  God accepts only those who will learn of Christ, those who study His word, learning lessons of meekness and lowliness of heart, lessons of obedience, willingness to do his work in God's way, not their finite way . . . . {ChL 11.3}
 
 
Walk  in  Meekness  and  Lowliness
 
In the future our work is to be carried forward in self-denial and self-sacrifice even beyond that which we have seen in past years. God desires us to commit our souls to Him, that He may work through us in manifold ways. I feel intensely over these matters. Brethren, let us walk in meekness and lowliness of mind and put before our associates an example of self-sacrifice. If we do our part in faith, God will open ways before us now undreamed of.-- Manuscript 12, 1913.  {CME 13.1}
 
 
 
Christ's  Meekness  and  Lowliness
 
You need the kindness, courtesy, meekness, and lowliness of Christ.  You have many valuable qualifications that can be perfected for highest service if sanctified to God.  You should feel the necessity of approaching your brethren with kindness and courtesy, not with harshness and severity.  You do not realize the harm you do by your sharp, domineering spirit toward them.  The ministers in your conference become disheartened, losing the courage they might have if you would give then respect, kindness, confidence, and love.  By your manner of dealing you have separated the hearts of your brethren from you, so that your counsel has not had much influence over them for good.  This is not as the Lord would have it.  He is not pleased with your attitude toward your brethren.-- Letter 3, 1888, p. 4, Jan. 10, 1888. {ChL 6.3}
 
 
Hearts cannot fail to be touched by the story of the atonement. As you learn the meekness and lowliness of Christ, you will know what you should say to the people; for the Holy Spirit will tell you what words to speak. Those who realize the necessity of keeping the heart under the control of the Holy Spirit will be enabled to sow seed that will spring up unto eternal life. This is the work of the evangelistic canvasser.-- Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 325. (1900)  {CM 107.3}
 
 
Unless men and women have learned of Christ, His meekness and lowliness, they will reveal the impulsive, unreasonable spirit so often revealed by children. The strong, undisciplined will will seek to rule. Such ones need to study the words of Paul: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."  {AH 118.4}
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