Humility is a quality that every Christian needs; God’s word commands it, and it is simple to measure in our lives.
To receive all of God’s blessings, we need to have humility. Jesus said, “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:4). If we want to be exalted and blessed beyond measure by God, we need to have humility.
God’s word commands humility. It is not just beneficial to be humble; it is necessary to please God. James wrote, “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you” (James 4:10). Peter wrote, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” (1Peter5:6).
Humility is also easy to measure because it is directly related to our obedience. Humility’s opposite is pride; throughout the Bible, we read that pride leads to sin. When a person lacks humility, their pride will stand between them and obedience to God. When people are humble, they lean on God, His word, and His commands instead of themselves.
We can all consider how obedient to God we are and then quickly answer the question, “Am I humble?”