Over the past few days, I’ve had a few lessons to learn. One of which is humility. Without going into the details, God has pointed out to me through others, His holy Word and Holy Spirit that my heart needed softening in the humility area.


front porchI’ve read all of the Scripture about humility many times in my life. I’ve even thought I had mastered humility. But that’s the reality of humility. Just when we think we’ve got it, pow! I’m tossed right back into the pride arena.


So today, I’d like to remind myself (yet again) of why humility is important for Christian living and how to attain humility.



Number 1: Wisdom accompanies humility. Proverbs 11:2 (NIV) says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”


Number 2: We are lifted up when we are humble. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6 – NIV)


Number 3: Because God commanded us to be humble. Here are just a few verses to keep in mind: Micah 6:8; Romans 12:16; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:12; Philippians 2:3; 1 Peter 3:8.



Number 1: Submit to God. James 4:7 (NIV) tells us to “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”


Number 2: Come to Jesus as a little child. In Matthew 18:3-4 (NIV), Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”


Number 3: Become a servant. Again, in Jesus’ teaching, He spoke these words in Mark 9:35 (NIV). “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”


Number 4: Pray, seek God’s face and turn from your wicked ways. King Solomon heard these words from the Lord Himself. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 – NIV)


Number 5: Join Jesus in the yoke. Again, take a look at Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 11:29 (NIV). “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”


Number 6: Be teachable. Psalm 25:8-9 (NIV) tells us that, “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”


Once again, I’ve learned a few things about humility and how it relates to my Christian living. I pray that God would continue to use me, His humbled servant to share His message with others. I pray that He will do the same with you.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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