Lessons in Humility
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
“When we become aware of our humility, we’ve lost it.”
Someone once said that the paradox of humility is that if we think we have it, we don’t. If we think we don’t have a problem with pride, we do.
I’m writing about humility not because I’m a humble person, but because I know I need to work on it. If there’s one New Year’s resolution that I need to work on daily, it’s to learn how to live a humble life. To do this is not easy, but if I focus on Jesus Christ, the most humble person who came on this face of earth, perhaps it’s possible. He’s a King, yet wasn’t ashamed to wash others’ feet; Who chose to be born on a humble stable when He could have chosen the most expensive and plushest hotel; Who willingly died on the cross and be publicly mocked and wrongfully accused, out of His love for mankind. Though rich, He became poor so we can be rich in His love, and died so we can all live.
In a book, “Choices That Change Lives” by Hal Urban, there are four things that humble people consistently do:
1. Humble people are respectful of others.
2. Humble people are thankful.
3. Humble people are genuine or real.
4. Humble people want to learn and become better.
Pride caused Lucifer’s downfall. Pride or self-centeredness caused Adam and Eve to lose their place in a Paradise garden, that affected the fate of mankind. Pride or ego caused breakdown of relationships, war among nations, world chaos and unsatisfied life.
But to learn to be humble is a virtue. It is not an easy thing but I believe can be done. Indeed, life is a long lesson in humility.
Our Lord in Heaven, we humbly submit to You for Who You are , our Sovereign, Mighty, Merciful and loving God Who loves us for who we are, with all our flaws . Lord, help us to daily live a self-effacing, unassuming life that focus on You . Help us to remember that to obey and trust You is our first lesson in humility. In Jesus name, Amen.
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