Humility Is Right Relationship with God
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- Humility is not humiliating.
- Humility is not equal to humiliation.
- Humility is knowing your place.
- Humility is an honest appraisal of human nature.
- Humility is the result of comparing self with God.
- Humility is understanding the limits of human nature.
- Humility is the natural consequence of understanding self.
- Humility is not self-downing.
- Humility is not low self-esteem.
- Humility is not a perverted form of high self-esteem.
- Humility is not a form of spiritual pride.
- Humility is neither sentimental nor self-effacing–it is only factual.
Quotations from Various Sources
“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” —Proverbs 18:12
“Conceit is a trait of an immoral person while modesty of a serious one.” —Filo, fragment
“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20
“Humility doesn’t mean to think less of yourself, it means to think of yourself less.” —Anonymous
“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.” —Charles H. Spurgeon
“I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.” —John Ruskin
“If you must be something then be empty and weak so you are meek.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.” —Proverbs 3:34
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” —Psalms 51:17
“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” —John 2:28
“These possessions of a simpleton being the three I choose and cherish: to care, to be fair, to be humble.” —Lao Tzu