Tuesday, April 07, 2015

4 Reasons to Seek Humility

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9

God highly values humility, but we live in a world that does not. Consider these Scripture verses and be inspired to seek humility.

1.  God promises to respect and highly regard the humble.

“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2


2.  God promises to be with and revive the humble.

“For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.’” Isaiah 57:15


3.  God promises to exalt and give grace to the humble.

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.  Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”  I Peter 5:5-6

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12


4.  God promises to guide the humble in what is right.



These are stunning promises that should drive our thoughts and actions. May the Holy Spirit work in our hearts, help us to grow in humility, and enable us to live humble lives focused on loving God and serving others.


***This content comes from my book Growing Up Christian, chapter 5 (p. 85).

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