Be Humble. You can never hear it enough
Humility is not only a very likeable attribute to have, it is a biblical MANDATE.
Our Lord manifested humility by preaching it and also demonstrating with his very life. "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9
True disciples of Jesus FOLLOW his example. Thank God we have wonderful Scripture to guide and remind us to stay humble.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God,did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
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