James 4:6 says, “ God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Other translations say it like this: God gives grace to the humble, God favors the humble, and God blesses all who are humble! Simply put, bible-based humility is being comfortable with who you are in the Lord and therefore putting others first. One example of biblical humility is found in Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” With that said, bible-based humility doesn’t in any way suggest that as a Christ follower you’re to be weak or passive! That’s not God’s message to us!! However, God does want us to die to self, devote ourselves to helping others, delight when others win, depend on Him in every circumstance (good or bad), and to incessantly direct our thoughts on His unwavering grace every day! Colossians 3:12-14 structural cements these concepts nicely and it reads, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” True bible-based humility demolishes pride, builds healthy relationships, and brings out the best in people despite negative or adverse circumstances!


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