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HUMILITY

WHY DO CHRISTIANS NEED HUMILITY?

What is humility? It is the manner or characteristic of being humble. Are you a humble person? Why would humility be a trait that one would want to possess?

Well, most importantly, because it is Christ-like and as Christians, we put on Christ - or in other words, we strive to conform our lifestyle, our mannerisms, our conversation (to use a Biblical term), to be in the image of Jesus Christ and to live the kind of godly life that He lived. If we wish to claim that He lives through us ... humility must be part of our being.

HUMILITY IS THE OPPOSITE OF PRIDE

There are a lot of teachings in the Proverbs of Solomon, concerning humility, most having the same general admonition:

Do you know the difference between humiliation and humility?

Let us look within the Bible for TRUTH ...
 

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Humiliation is shame. Humility is meekness, not out of shame, but out of righteousness.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

 

Proverbs 16:18-19
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

 

Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

 

Proverbs 22:4
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

 

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Have you seen pride cause humiliation to someone you know, or even in your own experience?

PRIDE IS FOR GROWNUPS

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So, you want to be more humble, do you? What's the first step? Where do you begin? Let's take a look at what Jesus taught the disciples:

Matthew 18:1-4
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

What does that MEAN ... to humble yourself as a little child? There’s a big difference between being childish and being as a child. Being childish is being ignorant, or without TRUTH, however, being as a child is being innocent and readily accepting of the TRUTH with an open heart. Take a moment to think back to when you were a child. Dig deep into your subconscious mind and remember how effortless it was to be obedient to your parents and how it was a genuine desire in your heart to please God. If you're thinking back to when you were about 10 ... you're not going back far enough. By the time we're 10, our soft mushy little innocent minds have already been trespassed upon by the filth of the world, and we are CONvinced that the ways of the world may be right. Then that monster called pride introduces itself to us and seems to freely take residence within us. When it come to the decisions that we face in our lives from that point on, pride defeats humility just about every time, hands down. We begin to believe that we should question THE WAY of our God and the Word that He gave us through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Bible, and most are CONverted to the way of the world, though just about everyone at least gives worldly ways some CONsideration. Even temporary credence of the world's teachings gradually steal away the innocence ... the blind Faith ... the humility that we had as children, and without even knowing it, more and more people are finding themselves further and further from ... Heaven.

ACTS OF HUMILITY

Now that you know the first step, to humble yourself as a little child, what do you do next? As you learned, our Lord was humble, and to fashion our lives after His life would be the best way to exhibit humility.

When you think of a humble person, you don't think of someone who readily basks in praise for their accomplishments. We know as Christians, that any achievements we make, are only possible because our Lord is working through us by way of the Holy Spirit and all credit belongs to our Father.

1 Peter 4:11
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

When you're complimented by someone for a good work that you've done, does your Father see you polishing your fingernails on your shoulder, or is your hand lifted up to Him ... the source of the good in your work. Ask yourself, Who is it that really deserves the recognition? Are you here to gain glory for yourself or to glorify God? It is a humble act to make it clear, that any gift you may have, comes from above, and is not of your doing. (By the way, isn't your treasure, your reward, your recognition all laid up and waiting in Heaven for you, anyway?)

Humility isn't something that the common person practices. It takes someone extraordinary to be humble. Jesus explains some other ways in which we should strive to humble ourselves:

Matthew 5:38-48
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven: for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.

Go the extra mile, turn the other cheek, give, forgive, treat all as your own ... These are all humble acts ... They're the way Jesus lived every single day of His life ... Not just when He was in the mood, or when He could afford it, or when He had the time, or when it was convenient ... He lived in humility, EVERY - SINGLE - DAY.

Why do you suppose Jesus told His disciples these things? Because He knew they were things that for most people are NOT their first reaction. An eye for an eye is the gut reaction of most people. There's a term that people use for how most people react to things ... they call it human nature. That, my friend, is a lie. I think they've come up with that term because they think it's a more gentle description than the real term - Original Sin. Go back to when you were a child again. If you saw someone in trouble, or in need, you wouldn't have thought twice about helping them, but once the world gets its ideas embedded into your mind, then you have to stop and think before you act out of kindness and decide if it's practical, financially wise, or socially acceptable to act in a humble manner. What a crying shame.

 HUMBLE ON EARTH - FAMOUS IN HEAVEN

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Y'know ... People love to be right about things. People will throw humility out the door so they can be right. Maybe you've seen it, or done it yourself, when you've thought that there was no possible way that you could be wrong, and you stood tooth and nail against anyone who opposed you, but then ... oops ... you were wrong. If you find yourself scrambling for excuses of WHY you thought you were right, you're stuck in Prideville, but if you concede to TRUTH and say simply, I WAS WRONG, that, my friend, is humility.

This is a good story to reflect on that explains what I mean ... The storyteller is Jesus:

Luke 18:9-14
And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the Temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto Heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other:
for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

In many situations, you'll find that Christians forget that humility is an important vestment to wear when they put on their virtues each morning and go out to publicly REPRESENT the Lord Jesus Christ. When we criticize others, how do we forget so easily that we have our own iniquities as well, and we are all sinners? It doesn't matter how old you are, or how long you've been a Christian, because of "human nature" we are never cured of sin. We will all sin again ... and again ... and again. Knowing this TRUTH should be enough to keep us humble and keep us away from criticizing others who fall. Be careful that you don't become like the Pharisees that got their priorities all mixed up. Because of their pride and lack of humility, they didn't even recognize the Messiah, though He was right there amongst them ... they even crucified Him.

Matthew 23:1-12
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the Earth: for one is your Father, which is in Heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

HUMILITY:  THE CATALYST FOR GRACE

Humility has wonderful effects on a person. I'd love to give you a whole list of the rewards, but I think you get the picture of how this virtue is beneficial (Thanks Dave) to your Christian life. It's the key ingredient to forgiveness ... the gift that we all cherish and that enables us to be one with Christ. Humility is the activator of Grace. If you don't humble yourself to God ... Well, James can tell you better than I can:

James 4:6-10
... God resisteth the proud, but giveth Grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.

Wait just a minute ... does this mean that God wants us to be sad? Not at all, but rather, to repent. There is a sort of grief that we should feel when we have submitted to sin. When we don't feel it, our hearts are stony with pride ... in the Old Testament, the Lord referred to pride as being hard hearted or stiff-necked. It causes God to resist us, and that means distance between us and our Father. When humility breaks through, we feel repentance, sorrow, grief, for the sin that we've committed against our God that we love above everything, and when in sincerity you feel this mourning, God pours out His Grace and releases you from that heaviness. When you surrender to the Holy Spirit through humility, you can once again enter into the joy of His presence within you and the softening of your heart.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

When you close this window, no matter where you go, whether it be to the chat room, to spend time with your loved ones, to work, to school, to church, or anywhere in the world ... let humility be something that you take with you wherever it is that you go.

And remember ...

If you're ever offered a slice of humble pie ... devour it while it's fresh ... then you can enjoy the real dessert of Grace.

 

Colossians 3:12-13
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye
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