Do You Know What The Bible Teaches About Humility?

“True Bible Humility is not the degradation of self, but rather, the recognition and acknowledgment of the greatness of God, our need for Him, and our need for each other.” Many people have varied views concerning this most vital spiritual force. Some people do not even consider its power and effect upon those who submit themselves to it. But humility is valuable because it attracts more and more of the favor, power and blessings of Almighty God. Sometimes the best way to determine what something is, is to discover what it is not. This is definitely true concerning Bible humility. People have believed that to be humble means to be in poverty. Others assumed that to be humble means to lack ambition, and just live without the finer things of life. However, according to the Bible, that cannot be true. Abraham was a humble man, who actually attained the status of being God’s friend. Yet he was rich. So was King David, Solomon, and others. So humility could not be poverty.

Actually, there are rich people who are not humble and there are poor people who lack humility. Then again, there are humble wealthy people and there are humble poor people. This is because real Bible humility is a matter of the condition of a person’s heart.

Humility towards God is the realization that we need Him, that we cannot be all we are born to be, accomplish all that we are capable of, or attain all that we are destined to have, without God. This kind of humility is revealed in our obedience to God. Therefore, an obedient person to the Will of God is a humble person.

As it pertains to the false belief that humility is simply accepting whatever condition you are in, refusing to attempt to better your life status, situations and circumstances, the Bible is very clear when it states that we should not be lazy, but diligent, hard-working and productive. To sit idly by, believing that whatever state we stay in is God’s Will is nothing but spiritual slothfulness.

Seeing that the opposite of humility is pride, maybe if we define what pride is, we will get a better idea of what it means to be humble.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, pride means: to be arrogant or conceited. It also means to have an overestimation of oneself.

In other words, a prideful person is one who believes that he or she is better than other people. Another example of a prideful person is that he or she thinks they are their own god. They think they do not need God, because they are their own maker, their own source of life.

Wow. Now we can get a better idea of what it means to be humble. To be humble means to realize our need for God, to understand that He is our Creator and Source. We did not make ourselves.

It means to live everyday in the awareness that outside of God, all we ever accomplish is really worthless, vain and will come to nought.

Humility is also realization that we need each other. As the old saying goes, “No man is an island.”

The Bible teaches that God gives grace to the humble. Grace means favor. So the humble are marked by the favor of God. Through living in the power of humility we find favor not only with God, but with man as well.

Humility is the spiritual attitude that God made me, and He made everybody else. Whatever He gives me the ability to become and to accomplish, I will ask Him for His help and set out to reach His purpose and dreams for my life. I will give Him the glory. I speak of His goodness. And I will be grateful. I will live in the ‘attitude of gratitude.’

As it pertains to those who help me to fulfill my Divine destiny, I will be appreciative and thankful for them as well, and treat others as I myself would want to be treated, realizing that one day, I shall stand before Almighty God and give an account of my treatment of others.

Humility is not weakness. Far to the contrary, humility is power because it enables us to enjoy favor with God.

“True Bible Humility is not the degradation of self, but rather, the recognition and acknowledgment of the greatness of God, our need for Him, and our need for each other.” Many people have varied views concerning this most vital spiritual force. Some people do not even consider its power and effect upon those who submit themselves to it. But humility is valuable because it attracts more and more of the favor, power and blessings of Almighty God. Sometimes the best way to determine what something is, is to discover what it is not. This is definitely true concerning Bible humility. People have believed that to be humble means to be in poverty. Others assumed that to be humble means to lack ambition, and just live without the finer things of life. However, according to the Bible, that cannot be true. Abraham was a humble man, who actually attained the status of being God’s friend. Yet he was rich. So was King David, Solomon, and others. So humility could not be poverty.

Actually, there are rich people who are not humble and there are poor people who lack humility. Then again, there are humble wealthy people and there are humble poor people. This is because real Bible humility is a matter of the condition of a person’s heart.

Humility towards God is the realization that we need Him, that we cannot be all we are born to be, accomplish all that we are capable of, or attain all that we are destined to have, without God. This kind of humility is revealed in our obedience to God. Therefore, an obedient person to the Will of God is a humble person.

As it pertains to the false belief that humility is simply accepting whatever condition you are in, refusing to attempt to better your life status, situations and circumstances, the Bible is very clear when it states that we should not be lazy, but diligent, hard-working and productive. To sit idly by, believing that whatever state we stay in is God’s Will is nothing but spiritual slothfulness.

Seeing that the opposite of humility is pride, maybe if we define what pride is, we will get a better idea of what it means to be humble.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, pride means: to be arrogant or conceited. It also means to have an overestimation of oneself.

In other words, a prideful person is one who believes that he or she is better than other people. Another example of a prideful person is that he or she thinks they are their own god. They think they do not need God, because they are their own maker, their own source of life.

Wow. Now we can get a better idea of what it means to be humble. To be humble means to realize our need for God, to understand that He is our Creator and Source. We did not make ourselves.

It means to live everyday in the awareness that outside of God, all we ever accomplish is really worthless, vain and will come to nought.

Humility is also realization that we need each other. As the old saying goes, “No man is an island.”

The Bible teaches that God gives grace to the humble. Grace means favor. So the humble are marked by the favor of God. Through living in the power of humility we find favor not only with God, but with man as well.

Humility is the spiritual attitude that God made me, and He made everybody else. Whatever He gives me the ability to become and to accomplish, I will ask Him for His help and set out to reach His purpose and dreams for my life. I will give Him the glory. I speak of His goodness. And I will be grateful. I will live in the ‘attitude of gratitude.’

As it pertains to those who help me to fulfill my Divine destiny, I will be appreciative and thankful for them as well, and treat others as I myself would want to be treated, realizing that one day, I shall stand before Almighty God and give an account of my treatment of others.

ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: Humility is not weakness. Far to the contrary, humility is power because it enables us to enjoy favor with God.

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