Tag Archives: humility

Cradles

Exodus 2:2b-4 “When she saw that [Moses] was a fine child, she hid him for three months.  But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch.  Then … Continue reading

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Riding

1 Samuel 25:14-15a, 23-24a “One of the servants told Nabal’s wife Abigail:  ‘David sent messengers from the desert to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them.  Yet these men were very good to us.’…When Abigail saw … Continue reading

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Captive

2 Kings 5:2-3, 14a “Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, ‘If only my master would see the prophet who is … Continue reading

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Camels

Genesis 37:23-28 “So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the richly ornamented robe he was wearing—and they took him and threw him into the cistern…As they sat down to eat their meal they looked up … Continue reading

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Cheek

Lamentations 3:30-33 “Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.  For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.  Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great … Continue reading

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Wheat

Judges 6:3-4, 6, 11-13a “Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.  They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living … Continue reading

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Boast

Ezra 8:21-23 “There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.  I was ashamed to ask the … Continue reading

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