Here’s How Humility Manifests Itself

Humility manifests itself in the following ways:
  • Recognizing and trusting God’s character (Psalm 119:66)
  • Seeing yourself as having no right to question or judge an Almighty and Perfect God (Psalm 145:17; Romans 9:19-23)
  • Focusing on Christ (Philippians 1:21; Hebrews 12:1-2)
  • Biblical praying and a great deal of it (1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-2)
  • Being overwhelmed with God’s undeserved grace and goodness (Psalm 116:12-19)
  • Thankfulness and gratitude in general towards others (1 Thess. 5:18)
  • Being gentle and patient (Colossians 3:12-14)
  • Seeing yourself as no better than others (Romans 12:16; Ephesians 3:8)
  • Having an accurate view of your gifts and abilities (Romans 12:3)
  • Being a good listener (James 1:19; Philippians 2:3-4)
  • Talking about others only if it is good or for their good (Proverbs 11:13)
  • Being gladly submissive and obedient to those in authority (Rom. 12:1-2, 13:1-2)
  • Preferring others over yourself (Romans 12:10)
  • Being thankful for criticism or reproof (Proverbs 9:8, 27:5-6)
  • Having a teachable spirit (Proverbs 9:9)
  • Seeking always to build up others (Ephesians 4:29)
  • Serving (Galatians 5:13)
  • A quickness in admitting when you are wrong (Proverbs 29:23)
  • A quickness in granting and asking for forgiveness (Colossians 3:12-14)
  • Repenting of sin as a way of life (Colossians 3:1-14; 1 Timothy 4:7-9)
  • Minimizing others’ sins or shortcomings in comparison to one’s own (Matthew 7:3-4)
  • Being genuinely glad for others (Romans 12:15)
  • Being honest and open about who you are and the areas in which you need growth (Philippians 3:12-14; Galatians 6:2)
  • Possessing close relationships (Acts 20:31-38)

Taken from, From Pride to Humility, Bemidji, Minnesota: Focus Publishers, 2000.

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