|Bible Dictionary: Definition of Humility-Define Humility from Scripture-Definition of Humble-Define Humble from Scripture|
Some people define humility as the absence of pride. They get it backwards, because they don't understand that humility is the positive and pride is the negative. Pride is the absence of humility.
Humility is the simplicity of seeing things as they are: that you are absolutely dependent on Christ the Head and Christ the Body.
Humility is awareness of your need for every single experience and gift that Christ has given to the church, including the free gifts of forgiveness for sin, water baptism, baptism in the Holy Spirit, imparted gifts of the Spirit, righteousness, holiness, redemption (freedom from slavery to sin). Humility also gives you a vision of your need for Christ the Body. This includes every gift, ministry, and office in every member, every order God has set in His Body, every doctrine Christ has revealed to His holy apostles, every administration of government in the church, the assembling together of the Christ the Body and all the ministry that occurs through that order, and every other part of Christ the Body. Humility also allows you to see your dependence on all the little things that God brings into your life--every blessing and every test. Humility shows you that God is working all things to bring about His good purpose, which is your conformity to the image of Jesus. Humility enlightens the eyes of your understanding to see your dependence on the Hand of God as He uses every circumstance to mold you and prepare you to become the ministry that He has ordained you to be in Christ the Body. Humility gives you the vision that allows you to submit to all the authority that God has set, to thank God in all things, and to give honor to whom honor is due. Humility removes the human desire to go where God has not sent you. Humility removes the human desire for recognition, honor, fame, disorderly pleasure, or fortune.
Pride is the lack of ability to see this.
Humility is strength through accepting and perceiving the reality of our utter dependence on God. Pride, on the other hand, is the absence of humility. Pride is a failure to accept and perceive the reality of our utter dependence on God. Pride is a type of insanity. Humility is sanity. A proud person cannot receive Jesus as Savior. An Atheist becomes his or her own god and is puffed up with pride--this is why it is the fool who said in his heart that there is no God.
Definition of Humility - Define Humility from the Old Testament Scripture
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Popularity, Success, Attention, or Power can make humility difficult:
Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
Lack of Humility is Judged:
Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
The Judgments of God were given as the remedy to lack of humility.
Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
God listens to the humble.
2Chronicals 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The humble can discern and have developed spiritual senses.
Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
Definition of Humility - Define Humility from the New Testament Scripture:
1Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Definition of Humility - Define Humility from the Humility of Early Christians
Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
Definition of Humility - Define Humility by a Description of Jesus
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
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