A Humble Heart
Someone who is humble is not proud or haughty; not arrogant or assertive, but in submission.
“In humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3) Humility is displayed in how we view ourselves and how we think of others. A humble heart puts others first, but a proud heart looks down on others. A humble person values other people.
A humble person has a teachable spirit. (Psalm 25:9) That person is looking to learn from others and views every situation as an opportunity to learn.
A humble person has a listening heart. (Psalm 34:2) This demonstrates that each person is important and valued.
Paul, when writing to the Philippians, gives a list of his credentials. All the things that he could boast in but he did not boast rather he considered it rubbish, worth nothing. (Philippians 3:4-8) Paul calls himself the foremost sinner. (I Timothy 1:15) In this way Paul displays his humility.
Christ is the ultimate example of humility in leaving heaven and coming to earth, taking on the form of a man. His death was a humble and obedient death. (Philippians 2:5-8)
A humble heart views others as God views them. A humble heart understands God’s grace.
Do you walk humbly before the Lord? Do you value what you can learn from others? You can practice humility by listening and learning from others, and from serving others.
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