Daniel 4:30 (Listen)
30 and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?”
Luke 18:11 (Listen)
11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed1 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
1 Corinthians 15:9–10 (Listen)
9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
2 Corinthians 4:5–7 (Listen)
5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants1 for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
Matthew 5:16 (Listen)
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that1 they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
John 15:5 (Listen)
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Hymn: WS 780, st. 3 :
Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give
3. When all their labor seems in vain,
Revive their sinking hopes again;
And when success crowns what they do,
Oh,keep them humble, Lord, and true
Until before Your judgment seat
They lay their trophies at Your feet.