كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يُوَاضَع، وَمَنْ يُواضِعُ نَفْسَهُ يُرْفَع/All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted

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كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يُوَاضَع، وَمَنْ يُواضِعُ نَفْسَهُ يُرْفَع
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا18/من09حتى14/:”قالَ الربُّ يَسوعُ هذَا المَثَلَ لأُنَاسٍ يَثِقُونَ في أَنْفُسِهِم أَنَّهُم أَبْرَار، وَيَحْتَقِرُونَ الآخَرين: «رَجُلانِ صَعِدَا إِلى الهَيْكَلِ لِيُصَلِّيَا، أَحَدُهُما فَرِّيسيٌّ وَالآخَرُ عَشَّار. فَوَقَفَ الفَرِّيسِيُّ يُصَلِّي في نَفْسِهِ وَيَقُول: أَللّهُمَّ، أَشْكُرُكَ لأَنِّي لَسْتُ كَبَاقِي النَّاسِ الطَّمَّاعِينَ الظَّالِمِينَ الزُّنَاة، وَلا كَهذَا العَشَّار. إِنِّي أَصُومُ مَرَّتَينِ في الأُسْبُوع، وَأُؤَدِّي العُشْرَ عَنْ كُلِّ مَا أَقْتَنِي. أَمَّا العَشَّارُ فَوَقَفَ بَعِيدًا وَهُوَ لا يُرِيدُ حَتَّى أَنْ يَرْفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ إِلى السَّمَاء، بَلْ كانَ يَقْرَعُ صَدْرَهُ قَائِلاً: أَللّهُمَّ، إِصْفَحْ عَنِّي أَنَا الخَاطِئ! أَقُولُ لَكُم إِنَّ هذَا نَزَلَ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ مُبَرَّرًا، أَمَّا ذاكَ فَلا! لأَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يُوَاضَع، وَمَنْ يُواضِعُ نَفْسَهُ يُرْفَع.»

أَليَومَ إِذَا سَمِعْتُم صَوتَهُ، فلا تُقَسُّوا قُلُوبَكُم، كَمَا في مَوضِعِ الخُصُومَة
الرسالة إلى العبرانيّين19/من04حتى04//03/من14حتى19/:”يا إخوَتِي، قَد صِرْنَا شُرَكَاءَ المَسِيح، إِنْ تَمَسَّكْنَا ثَابِتِينَ إِلى النِّهَايَةِ بِالثِّقَةِ الَّتي كَانَتْ لَنَا في البِدَايَة. كمَا يَقُولُ الكِتَاب: «أَليَومَ إِذَا سَمِعْتُم صَوتَهُ، فلا تُقَسُّوا قُلُوبَكُم، كَمَا في مَوضِعِ الخُصُومَة». فمَنْ هُمُ الَّذِينَ سَمِعُوا وخَاصَمُوا؟ أَمَا هُم جَمِيعُ الَّذِينَ خَرَجُوا مِن مِصْرَ على يَدِ مُوسَى؟ وَمِمَّنْ سَئِمَ أَربَعِينَ سَنَة؟ أَلَيْسَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ خَطِئُوا وسَقَطَتْ جُثَثُهُم في البَرِّيَة؟ وَلِمَنْ أَقْسَمَ أَنَّهُم لَنْ يَدْخُلُوا في رَاحَتِهِ إِلاَّ على الَّذِينَ عَصَوا أَمْرَهُ؟ وهكَذَا نَرَى أَنَّهُم لِعَدَمِ إِيْمَانِهِم لَمْ يَسْتَطِيعُوا أَنْ يَدْخُلُوا. ومَا دَامَ الوَعْدُ بِالدُّخُولِ في رَاحَةِ اللهِ قَائِمًا، فَلْنَخْشَ إِذًا أَنْ يَكُونَ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُم مُتَخَلِّفًا عَنِ الدُّخُول. فَنَحْنُ أَيْضًا قَد بُشِّرْنَا مِثْلَ أُولئِك، غَيْرَ أَنَّ الكَلِمَةَ الَّتي سَمِعُوهَا لَمْ تَنْفَعْهُم، لأَنَّهَا لَمْ تَكُنْ مَمْزُوجَةً بِالإِيْمَانِ عِنْدَ الَّذِينَ سَمِعُوهَا. أَمَّا نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ آمَنَّا، فَنَدْخُلُ في الرَّاحَة، كَمَا قالَ الكِتَاب: «حَتَّى أَقْسَمْتُ في غَضَبِي أَنَّهُم لَنْ يَدْخُلُوا في رَاحَتِي»، مَعَ أَنَّ أَعْمَالَ اللهِ قَدْ تَمَّتْ مُنْذُ إِنْشَاءِ العَالَم. فقَدْ قِيلَ في مَوضِعٍ مِنَ الكِتَاب بَشَأْنِ اليَومِ السَّابِع: «وٱسْتَراحَ اللهُ في اليَومِ السَّابِعِ مِنْ جَمِيعِ أَعْمَالِهِ».”

 

All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18/09-14/:”Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.”But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

 

Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion
Letter to the Hebrews 03/14-19.04,01-04/:”We have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end. As it is said, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.’ Now who were they who heard and yet were rebellious? Was it not all those who left Egypt under the leadership of Moses? But with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, if not to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For indeed the good news came to us just as to them; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, ‘As in my anger I swore, “They shall not enter my rest” ’, though his works were finished at the foundation of the world. For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows: ‘And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.’”