There’s something about humility

That’s a sweet smelling fragrance;

When we’re aware of our shortcomings

With the absence of arrogance.

Humility is submissive

Since they both go hand in hand;

It’s to believe we’re not important

And thus freed from our demands.

To be humble is the opposite

Of a proud and haughty spirit;

It is modest and it is meek

With no presumptious ways in it.

Humility is not self-seeking

Since it respects the needs of others;

It won’t broadcast transgressions but show love

And a multitude of sins will cover.

It’s not conceited or egocentric

But has deeper roots indeed;

It’s to trust in God for our provision

And to provide our every need.

To have a low estimate of self

Doesn’t mean it’s inferior;

It simply reiterates the wonderful fact

That there’s no need to act superior.

To be truly humble is to acknowledge

That without God we are nothing,

And that He alone is sovereign

And through His grace good things He brings.

But those who are haughty

Are spreading a net for themselves;

When pride and arrogance is their necklace

And where everything false does dwell.

All knowledge, facts and ideas

Can inflate our mind indeed;

It’s where all arrogance and superiority

And entitlement can breed.

Those who exalt themselves

Will not doubt be humbled,

Since the ladder eventually does come down

And all lofty thoughts do crumble.

God resists the proud

But always gives grace to the humble,

Since the proud are blinded by deceptions

And eventually will stumble.

We are all fallible

And subject to many falls;

Only God and His word are infallible

And worthy of applause.

(C) P.B. 2020

“God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  1 Peter 5:5

“And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12

“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.” James 4:10

“to speak evil of no-one to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.” Titus 3:2

“Do not set your mind on high things but associate with the humble..” Romans 12:16

“…He does not forget the cry of the humble.” Psalm 9:12

“A great man is always willing to be little.” Ralph Waldo Emerson