Psalms 22:7
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7  But I am a worm, less than human; scorned by men, despised by people.

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ז  וְאָנֹכִי תוֹלַעַת וְלֹא־אִישׁ חֶרְפַּת אָדָם וּבְזוּי עָם׃

 22:7   But I am a worm, less than human

The Talmud (Chullin 89a) states that Hashem grants greatness to the righteous but they humble themselves. Avraham calls himself “dust of the earth” (Genesis 18:27), Moshe and Aharon say “For who are we” (Exodus 16:7), Shaul calls himself a “simple son of the small tribe of Binyamin(I Samuel 9:21), and Gidon says “But I am only a Benjaminite, from the smallest of the tribes of Yisrael, and my clan is the least of all the clans of the tribe of Binyamin!” (Judges 6:15). But when the Lord grants greatness to the wicked, they lash out against Him and Israel in arrogance. Pharaoh says “Who is Hashem that I should heed Him?” (Exodus 5:2), Goliath says “I herewith defy the ranks of Yisrael” (I Samuel 17:10), Sennacherib asks “Which among all the gods of [those] countries saved their countries from me, that Hashem should save Yerushalayim from me?” (II Kings 18:35), and Nebuchadnezzar says “and what god is there that can save you from my power?” (Daniel 3:15). David reminds us of the value of humility that leaders must display in their lives.

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  • First and foremost God does not like his children to be Arrogant. That is what got us thrown out of the garden in the first place. How dare we even consider thinking we could be on the same playing field as God. Especially since were but children, not even finished in our overall creation and learning. This needs to be said first and foremost I believe. Man needs to admit that he is lower than god and to get over himself. I have very strong feelings about this. Always did. Not really sure why? The sages of old and yes today are right in reminding us of this. It is right and honorable in a way for a great man, a king to admit that he is a worm as it is said , thus showing that in mans greatness as a king he lowers himself to the greatness next to that of God Greatness. A very wise thing to do indeed.

    Know when they feel that God grants there enemies greatness this troubles them greatly and they turn against God. Yet they fail to realize maybe this is because before this they themselves have turned and wandered away from God and this is God's enchantments to them for such?

    Humility teaches us respect and humbleness to the power and greatness of God Almighty and to His Righteous Rule. When we truly believe and follow His rules and do out of Love 7 Respect Israel as a Nation and as peoples thrives. Carl

  • we are like an ant in the totality of the cosmos……….. But the goodness of the Lord is always upon us…………. shalom….

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Psalms 22:7

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