Rule - Humility

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Rule - Humility

Since God has said that not a jot or tittle will pass away [1]; until one knows why each jot and tittle is there, a complete understanding has not been derived. This keeps us humble.

Such humility is exemplified by one who listens to others’ observations based on scripture, and tests all things to hold fast to those things which are good [2]. Such humility is missing in one who insists that his opinion [3] is correct, and uses phrases like “The Bible says so” while pulling passages out of context and displaying an attitude of unwillingness to discuss the meaning or context of those passages.

It is a shameful behavior to decide a matter before it is heard. [4]

Consequence of lack of humility The scriptures are wrested or twisted to mean what you want them to mean.

2Pe 3:16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
  1. Mt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
  2. 1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
  3. Opinions don't count?
  4. Pr 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.