Humility is not one of the most popular topics to discuss or term to be associated with. In our world that is sinful, fast paced, productive, etc. being humble typically doesn’t fall into a category besides weakness. However, the Bible has a completely different take on humility and proves that it’s actually one of the strongest traits we can possess.
When we humble ourselves before others, we are considering them more important than ourselves, which is why this runs counter to our culture. Our culture tells us above all else…look out for yourselves, make sure you take care of yourself, and that you deserve more.
Now I’m not saying it’s not important to take care of yourself because it is, but not where you are the main point in life. We are not the main point…Jesus is. The single fact that Jesus suffered on our behalf, died on the cross, and rose again from the grave…showed great humility.
If Jesus did that for us, and we claim to be followers of His, then how can we not go out and serve others with humility, treating them more significant than ourselves, and proclaim the Gospel to them? Be stirred up today from the Bible to faithfully humble yourself and serve The Lord.
Here is what the Bible has to say with scripture on humility:
Philippians 2:8 – And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Proverbs 22:4 – The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
James 4:10 – Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Psalm 149:4 – For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
Proverbs 15:33 – The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Psalm 147:6 – The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
Matthew 18:4 – Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Psalm 25:9 – He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Matthew 23:11-12 – The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Titus 3:1-2 – Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
John 3:30 – He must increase, but I must decrease.