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Fruit of the Holy Spirit Humility
by Joshua - Ashish Macwan
03/29/08
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Humility is the Eight fruit of the Spirit. Humility in general is defined as, “The quality or condition of being humble, meekness.”

In the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, humility is an essential characteristic of true piety, or of the man who is right with God. God humbles men in order to bring them to Himself and it is when men humble themselves before Him that they are accepted; completes the Divine requirements.

We have an example of humility laid before us and that is of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, the One whose humility is exhibited amongst us through His birth having nature that of us, he himself is supreme example as he described himself as "meek and lowly in heart”, in his subjection towards his earthly parents, by becoming poor for us, partaking our infirmities, submitting to ordinances, becoming servant, associating with despised, refusing honors, washing His disciples feet’s, obedience, submitting to sufferings, exposing himself to reproach, contempt and death.

Those who are blessed with Humility as fruit of the Spirit are regarded by God, heard by God, enjoy the presence of the God, delivered by God, lifted up by God, exalted by God, are greatest in God’s Kingdom, receives more grace, are upheld in honor, leads to riches, honor and life, sheltered and protected from the Lord’s day of anger, achieves crown of life.

Paul the apostle makes an earnest appeal to Christians (Php 2:1-11) that they should cherish and manifest the Spirit of their Lord’s humility—"in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself," and adduces the supreme example of the self-emptying (kenosis) of Christ: "Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus," etc. The rendering of heauton ekenosen (Php 2:7 the King James Version) by "he humbled himself" has given rise to the designation of the Incarnation as "the Humiliation of Christ." (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

There is a false humility which Paul warns against, a self-sought, "voluntary humility" (Col 2:18,23). This still exists in many forms, and has to be guarded against. It is not genuine humility when we humble ourselves with the feeling that we are greater than others, but only when we do not think of self at all. It is not alone the sense of sin that should create the humble spirit: Jesus had no sin. It belongs not merely to the creature, but even to a son in relation to God. There may be much self-satisfaction where sinfulness is confessed. We may be proud of our humility. It is necessary also always to beware of "the pride that apes humility."

Lord wants his saints to put on the apron of humility, clothe with humility, walk with humility, and beware of false humility for He resists proud but gives grace to the humble. It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud; for blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”


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Carl Halling 21 Jun 2008
Thank you. True Biblical humility is something we should all be striving for. Amen.




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