Sunday, August 30, 2015

Humility

Starting on Sunday, God began really been getting my attention on the topic of humility.  Here are some of the verses He has led me to:

Matthew 23:11-12
11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

James 3: 13-18
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Proverbs 22:4
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.