WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HUMILITY
Humility is an unnegotiable trait we must have as Christian women. The Bible shows us the example of our Lord Jesus who lived a humble life while he was on earth. We are to follow this same example too in our daily lives. Humility means that we do not have an over-esteemed perception of ourselves and that we learn to give glory to God and recognize his supremacy at all times. Without humility, the Christian walk is just a mirage.
Although humility should be our normal quality as believers, it is not the normal inclination of our human nature. The human nature is conditioned for pride and selfishness. Humility on the other hand requires selflessness. To be humble as we should be, we must note that it is not an automatic process. Developing the mindset of humility is a conscious, active process that requires your daily participation. If you don’t give yourself a constant reminder that God wants you to stay humble, especially in the middle of great achievements, you might become proud without even knowing it.
Here are a couple of Bible verses on Humility that will help you stay humble and remain acceptable to God always. Let’s get into them:
Bible Verses on Humility
Proverbs 22:4 “The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”
1 Peter 5:5 “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
James 4:6 “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Ephesians 4:2 “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,”
Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.”
Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Proverbs 18:12 “Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,”
Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Romans 12:3 “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
Proverbs 3:34 “Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.”
James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”
Psalm 25:9 “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.”
Matthew 23:12 “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Proverbs 29:23 “One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.”
Romans 12:16 “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.”
Isaiah 57:15 “For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
Humility is the way of lifting and promotion in God. When you recognize God’s Almighty power and depend totally on him, he will be quick to help you when you need it. Pride, on the other hand, turns God from a man like no other thing. To stay humble, you must take your focus off yourself and recognize that everything isn’t all about you. This means that have a balanced perspective of yourself and others.
That way, it will be easy for you to honour other people and learn from them too. Only God is the Almighty and All-knowing one. Even at that, God himself is humble. How much more we humans that our lives last but for a moment. Honour God by staying humble!