Humility is a quality of being modest, lacking pretense, not thinking oneself is superior to others. Some look at humility as being timid and lacking self esteem but it is not. It is being an honorable person because you do not have to be the one who wins an argument. You don’t have to have people praising your name. You know it is more important to serve someone other than yourself.
Humility is an honorable trait that can help everyone in all aspects of their lives. Without humility it is impossible to love others the way they should be loved. God expects us to have humility and tells us this trait is above honor. Proverbs 15:33 says, “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.” God rewards those that are humble and those that serve him. Proverbs 22:4 says, “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.”
Christians should set an example for the world. If we are prideful and boastful we represent the world and not Christ. Yes, I said we represent the world. Not one time in the Bible did it say Jesus was prideful and boastful. He loved others the way we should. He cared about others because he went to the cross for the whole world. He didn’t decide who he was going to die for. He died for everyone, including the ones who nailed him to the cross.
Now I am going to give you something to think about. A person is made fun of at school. He is very skinny and doesn’t have any friends. A group of bullies go up to this person and start screaming at him, calling him names. Would you say it takes humility to keep your mouth shut when others are mocking you or making fun of you? Would you think that person was weak? What would you do in this situation?
Now look at what Jesus did when others screamed at him, mocking him and hitting him. Isaiah 53:7 says, “he opened not his mouth.” He didn’t fight back but he remained humble. Jesus is our example to follow.
Philippians 2:8-And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
James 4:6- God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Isaiah 53:7- He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Luke 22:63,64- And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
1 Peter 5:5- Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
James 4:6-But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5-Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:6-Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Colossians 3:12-Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;