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2019-09-22

Humbling the Exalted, Exalting the Humble

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Introduction

  • Matthew 13:35, 12:24ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:35، ܝܒ:24 
  • Jim Jones, picture of what all false leaders do to their followers
  • Leaders of the Jews were no different
    • Luke 13:34-35ܠܘܩܐ ܝܓ:34 – 35 
  • Pharisees then became the dominant Jewish leadership.
    • John 7:49ܝܘܚܢܢ ܙ:49 
    • Matthew 23:13, 23, 25, 27ܡܬܝ ܝܓ:13، 23، 25، 27
    • Matthew 15:14ܡܬܝ ܝܗ:14 

The illustration (vs. 7-14)ܡܵܬܠܹ̈ܐ، ܡܵܣܵܠܹ̈ܐ ܝܲܢ ܨܘܼܪܬܵܐ

  • Jesus violating Sabbath tradition, but not violating the law of God (vs. 1-6)
  • They had been picking out the places of honor at the table (vs. 7)
    • Matthew 23:5-6ܡܬܝ ܟܓ:5 – 6 
    • Luke 11:42-43ܠܘܩܐ ܝܐ:42 – 43 
  • How pharisees got to the front: capability to reciprocate (vs. 8-10)
    • Proverbs 25:6-7ܡܬܠ̈ܐ ܟܗ:6 – 7 
    • Luke 18:11-12ܠܘܩܐ ܝܚ:11 – 12 
    • James 4:10ܝܥܩܘܒܼ ܕ:10 
  • Jesus turns to the host who's not scrambling because his seat is  determined. another illustration to help him view his own pride (vs. 12-14)
    • Ariston(ar-is-ton), early in the day, Deipnon (dipe-non), dinner
    • John 5:28-29ܝܘܚܢܢ ܗ:28 – 29 

Truth behind the illustration (vs. 11)ܣܲܪܲܣܬܘܼܬܵܐ ܒܵܬ݉ܪ ܐܵܗܵܐ ܨܘܼܪܬܵܐ

  • Everyone exalts, Hupsoo (hup-so-o), shall be, Tapeinoo (tap-i-no-o), lowered
  • Proverbs 16:5ܡܬܠ̈ܐ ܝܘ:5 
  • Luke 1:46-53ܠܘܩܐ ܐ:46 – 53 
  • Luke 18:13ܠܘܩܐ ܝܚ:13 

The applicationܝܘܼܠܦܵܢܵܐ ܩܵܐ ܟܠ ܝܵܘܡܵܐ

  • Matthew 5:3-5ܡܬܝ ܗ:3 – 5 
  • I Timothy 1:15ܐ. ܛܝܡܬܐܘܣ ܐ:15 

Conclusion

  • I Peter 5:6   ܡܲܡܟܸܟܼܘܿܢ ܓܵܢܵܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܬܚܘܿܬ ܐܝܼܕܹܗ ܙܲܪܒܵܢܬܵܐ ܕܐܲܠܵܗܵܐ:
                            ܕܗܿܘ ܡܵܪܸܡ ܠܵܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܒܙܲܒܼܢܵܐ ܕܚܵܫܸܚ.