Humility Small Groups
2 Chronicles 12:7
When the Lord saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: “Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem.”
2 Chronicles 32:26
Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride, as did the people of Jerusalem. So the Lord’s anger did not fall on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.
He humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant city. He brings it down to the dust.
19 The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord.
Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.
I will remove all proud and arrogant people from among you. There will be no more haughtiness on my holy mountain. 12 Those who are left will be the lowly and humble, for it is they who trust in the name of the Lord.
Sodom’s sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door.
2 Timothy 3(NLT)
The Dangers of the Last Days
3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
1 John 2:15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Rick Warren?
I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that he is indeed our master. John Newton
Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. John Wesley
They that know God will be humble and they that know themselves cannot be proud. John Flavel
Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus. Zac Poonen
You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough. William Law
Humility of heart is the first step to salvation. Zac Poonen
A humble person is more likely to be self confident. A person with real humility knows how much they are loved. Cornelius Plantinga
Humility before others -Consider the opinion of others
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
1 Peter 5:5-7
5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
1 Peter 3
8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.