Why be humble?
Why put the needs of others above my own? If God has blessed me with a leadership position, some money, a job promotion, good grades or a car why should I not be proud? Can’t I be a Christian without being humble?
What really is humility? Is humility really necessary? Yes it is. Humility speaks to self denial. It speaks to the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people. The Bible describes humility as meekness, lowliness and absence of self. One may put on an outward show of humility but still have a heart full of pride and arrogance.
When we come to Christ as sinners, we must come in humility. We should acknowledge that we are nothing without Him and we need salvation. Then when He offers His grace and mercy, we accept it in humble gratitude and commit our lives to Him and to others. We “die to self” so that we can live as new creations in Christ. We should never forget that He has exchanged our sin for His righteousness. We are all equal in God’s sight and are all in need of His grace. We must never become so consumed with pride that we think less of others and seek to exalt ourselves. God has promised to give grace to the humble, while He opposes the proud.