Humbly Exalted.

Series: Achilles | Week 3: When Pride Becomes Pretending

Day Five Matthew 23:11-12

11 ”The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” – Matthew 23:11-12 (NIV)

1. Who does Jesus say will be exalted?
2. What does it mean to exalt ourselves and what does it mean to be humble?
3. See what Proverbs 25:6-7 has to say about exalting ourselves.

Scripture clearly warns us against elevating and exalting ourselves on our own strength. When we choose to be prideful, we will be humbled and humiliated. We have the ability to reverse our prideful nature through the way we serve those around us. Who has God placed in and around your life for you to serve? If you find yourself battling pride and don’t like what you’ve become, ask God to undo it. Ask God to help you find a way to serve without drawing attention to yourself. When we serve others, we exalt God above all else. Jesus modeled this in His ministry. Check out the two articles below to see how we can follow His example in the way we serve others and what it truly means to exalt God.

For Further Reading: Lessons from Jesus on How to Serve Others + How Do I Exalt God? Four Practical Tips

For Families with Kids at Home
Talk with your kids about the importance of serving others. Brainstorm fun ways as a family you can serve others in “hiddenness” this summer - to serve secretly without expecting any recognition!

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.