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