Whoever Exalts Himself Will Be Humbled

2000 years ago, Jesus compared the prayers of the tax collector and the Pharisee, and taught that the humble can receive the grace and blessings of salvation.

Luke 18:10-13 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

There is a clear difference in the way these two people prayed. Although the Pharisee expressed his righteousness by putting forth his fasting, tithing, duty, etc, something that is a given as a believer, on the other hand, the tax collector did not dare look up to heaven, but confessed to the fact that he was a sinner while beating his chest.

Jesus said that the prayer of the tax collector was more righteous than that of the Pharisee’s, saying, “Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” It means you can only expect the grace of salvation, when you humble yourself like the tax collector.

The Church of God saints make efforts to go out to God in a humble manner like the tax collector. Also, everyone, regardless of age, position or title uses honorifics and serves one another. If everyone maintains a humble attitude of faith according to the Bible's teachings, the new covenant gospel will soon be preached to Samaria and the ends of the world.

Just as magnets attract things with metal-like qualities, there is a secret to leading many people to God. It is to realize that you are a sinner and preach the truth with a humble heart. God allows a person to bear fruit when they have a humble heart, not an arrogant mind. In other words, humility is like a spiritual magnet that attracts fruit.

Mother’s Teaching #13 Even God did not come to be served but to serve. When we serve one another without wanting to be served, God will be pleased.

The virtue of humility is also a teaching of God the Mother. From the first teaching, that says it is more important to give love than receive, to the thirteenth teaching that emphasizes the heart of serving one another, humility appears in every one of Mother’s teachings. God is constantly teaching us, “Do not have an arrogant mind, but rather be in a low place,” “Be in the position of a humble person who knows how to serve”. It is because the strongest force to lead 7 billion people to God, originates from humility.