Humble is the opposite of proud. Pride is the attitude of a self-sufficient person. Humility is the attitude of a person who knows they need help. A humble person will pray a lot and follow God's instructions, instead of leaning to their own understanding.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:7 NKJ
7 For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?
Humility does not make you think you are better than anyone else.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:10 NKJ
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am . . . .
Whatever you are that is good is also by the grace of God -- not by your virtue. You did not create yourself.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:5 NKJ
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
Promises To The Humble
2 CHRONICLES 7:14 NKJ
14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Notice that the first thing God says His people must do is humble themselves -- even before praying or turning from their wicked ways.
2 SAMUEL 22:28 NKJ
28 You will save the humble people; but Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.
PSALM 25:9 NKJ
9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.
PROVERBS 11:2 NKJ
2 When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.
JAMES 4:6-7,10 NKJ
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
1 PETER 5:5-7 NKJ
5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Humble Have Favor With God
DANIEL 10:2-3,12 NKJ
2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
12 Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.
2 CHRONICLES 12:12 NKJ
12 When he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and things also went well in Judah.
ISAIAH 57:15 NKJ
15 For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
JOHN 15:5 NKJ
5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
DEUTERONOMY 8:3 NKJ
3 "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:17-18 NKJ
17 But "He who glories, let him glory in the Lord."
18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Walk In Humility
ROMANS 12:16 NKJ
16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
2 TIMOTHY 2:24-25 NKJ
24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
PHILIPPIANS 2:3 NKJ
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
PROVERBS 16:18 NKJ
18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:12 NKJ
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
PROVERBS 29:23 NKJ
23 A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
God Requires Humility
TITUS 3:2 NKJ
2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.
MICAH 6:8 NKJ
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Jesus Was Humble
MATTHEW 11:29 NKJ
29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8 NKJ
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
JOHN 5:30 NKJ
30 "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
JOHN 13:14 NKJ
14 "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
In Jesus' day, washing feet was a menial job for servants, something like cleaning toilets would be today.
Humble Will Be Exalted
MATTHEW 18:3-4 NKJ
3 and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
LUKE 14:11 NKJ
11 "For whoever exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
LUKE 18:13-14 NKJ
13 "And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God be merciful to me a sinner!'
14 "I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Go to BELIEVE! Papers List
Go to Believers Home Page