It’s the most virtuous character trait
Because it emulates the heart of love;
Under the Father’s full authority
As it acknowledges the Lord above.
As we confess to Him our sins
And thank Him for forgiveness too;
We submit to His authority
And to His sovereignty so true.
He always exalts the humble
As the exalted come tumbling down,
Because there is One who alone is worthy
To wear that sacred crown.
It’s not natural to be humble
Because the heart is deceitful indeed,
When we want to be acknowledged
With the desire to be seen.
But the way up is to bow down
To the holy and pure One;
As He blesses and guides in true justice
When His will is done.
By humility we fear the Lord
As He grants us life and peace;
Along with spiritual riches
That continue and never cease.
When we associate with the humble
We won’t set our mind on high things,
But have a low view of ourselves
With true wisdom this so brings.
Humility is obedient;
It is gentle and courteous,
With kindness and compassion
With the love it will disperse.
Humility is teachable
With a listening ear too;
It’s eager for good works
To benefit others in all we do.
Humility will seek forgiveness
And is not argumentative;
It will not attempt to prove it’s right
But serves others and it gives.
But the opposite of humility
Is pride and all its ways,
That looks down on others believing it’s better
Where quarrels can fill the day.
The epitome of humility
Was crowned with thorns and hung on a tree,
To demonstrate the meaning of love
So God’s grace we’ll truly see.
(C) P.B. 2021
“Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.” Zephaniah 2:3
“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honour and life.” Proverbs 22:4
“The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.” Psalm 25:9
“The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.” Psalm 147:6
“Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4
‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
“Remove the turban, and take off the crown; Nothing shall remain the same. Exalt the humble, and humble the exalted.” Ezekiel 21:26
“Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” Proverbs 16:19
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:8-11