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Moments For You

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Biblical Humility

The Bible describes humility as meekness, lowliness and absence of self. The Greek word translated “humility” in Colossians 3:12 and elsewhere literally means “lowliness of mind,” so we see that humility is a heart attitude, not merely an outward demeanor. One may put on an outward show of humility but... Read more →

Wrapped in Humility

“Christ Jesus … made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:5-7). In eternity, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit shared coequally in all God is. The Son who was about to become incarnate... Read more →

Not Mine

In the Gospel of John, our Lord Jesus speaks frequently of His relation to the Father, of the motives by which He is guided, and of His consciousness of the power and spirit in which He acts. Though the word humble does not occur in these Scriptures, we can clearly... Read more →

He Must Increase

“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Linus tells Charlie Brown, “When I get big, I’m going to be a humble little country doctor. I’ll live in the city, and every morning I’ll get up, climb into my sports car, and zoom into the... Read more →

Pride and Humility

“Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.” So said John Stott, whose succinct statement goes straight to the heart of what the Bible teaches about the deadly root of our sins and sorrows. Pride Pride can be summarized as an attitude of self-sufficiency, self-importance, and self-exaltation in... Read more →

God Resists the Proud

“All of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5). We need a new realization of our Savior’s humility. Without it we are in trouble, for God “resisteth the proud.” “Resisteth” embodies the... Read more →

Our Example

“If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (John 13:14-15). On the way to the Last Supper, the ambitious disciples had been... Read more →

True Greatness

“Whosoever will be great among you, shall be … servant of all” (Mark 10:43-44). If you’re a parent, I ask you to consider carefully your influence on your children and your responsibility for them. What are your ambitions for them? Do your ambitions for your son or daughter include a... Read more →

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