How to Humble Yourself

How to Humble Yourself

Strongs: to bow the knee, mild, gentle, modesty, subject, needy, lowly, poor

Dictionary: Marked by meekness and modesty in attitude or behavior, unpretentious, non-assertive,

1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Lu 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Mt 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Pr 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

1. Recognize your need for help

Mt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Mr 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Re 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing…..

2. Resist evil and submit to that which is good

Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ex 8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

3. Renounce the hidden things of dishonesty

2Co 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Mt 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

4. Accept where God places you

Pr 25:6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: 7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

Ro 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

5. Afflict your soul with fasting

Ps 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Ezr 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Closing: Humility is something you wear (an Attitude of the mind)

1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

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