2002-04-07 - Passages about Humility
It is something that goes against the grain for us Americans. But it is pretty
clear that our Lord expects us to be humble. Christ was the perfect model
of humility for us.
Prov 15:33 (NRSV) The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility
goes before honor.
.Mat 23:12 (NRSV) All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble
themselves will be exalted.
1 Pet 5:5 (NRSV) In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority
of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your
dealings with one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to
Psa 18:27 (NRSV) For you deliver a humble people, but the haughty eyes you
Zep 2:3 (NRSV) Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of
the Lord's wrath.
Psa 25:9 (NRSV) He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble
Mat 11:29 (NRSV) Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Eph 4:1-2 (NRSV) I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a
life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility
and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Col 3:12 (NRSV) As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves
with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
1 Pet 3:8 (NRSV) .... all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for
one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
Mat 18:4 (NRSV) Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in
the kingdom of heaven.