Merriam Webster defines humility as the freedom from pride or arrogance: the quality or state of being humble.
Humility is the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one’s ability. Synonyms: Lack of vanity, lack of pretension, self-consciousness, timidity, meekness.
Why do I need humility?
(1). Humility is the hallmark of wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 KJV
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”
Wisdom is the trademark of an end time believer.
Isaiah 33:6 KJV
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.”
Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it. For instance, God has given us the mandates to pray on behalf of the lost and reach out to them on the harvest field.
Matthew 6:6 KJV
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
John 15:16 KJV
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
It’s foolishness to neglect these responsibilities since we understood that these platforms of service are our bail out in hard times.
(2). You need humility because God does not lift the proud. He demotes the proud while lift the humble. God is the lifter and builder of man. Nothing is in us but grace and if we don’t want our grace to turned disgrace we must remain loyal and humble to His instructions and prescriptions (Prov.11:2).
(3) You need humility because the level if your greatness in life cannot supersede the level of your meekness. The meekest Moses was the greatest Moses.
Numbers 12:3 KJV
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
Exodus 11:3 KJV
And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.
To be continued….