The one who follows Jesus in the way of the cross must live a life of sacrifice, service and humility!
Learning to be humble is really at the heart of salvation and sanctification, our spiritual growth. Without humility there can be no true repentance, no true faith, no true love, no true obedience, no true conformity to Christ. Here are some verses that call us to more humility:
“Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. ” (Isaiah 66:1–2, ESV)
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ” (Micah 6:8, ESV)
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” ” (Luke 14:11, ESV)
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” ” (Luke 18:14, ESV)
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, ” (Ephesians 4:1–2, ESV)
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, ” (Colossians 3:12, ESV)
“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” ” (James 4:6, ESV)
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. ” (James 4:10, ESV)
Lord, help us to walk humbly before You and in serving others today! Amen!