As I have been reviewing Mark Labberton’s book, The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor, I was reminded again that the acts of seeing, perceiving, and naming can either be humble or prideful. So I wanted to share a few passages about what the Bible says concerning our humble interactions with each other:
“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but give grace to the humble (Prov. 3:34)’ (1 Pet. 5:5b [NIV]).”
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you (Rom. 12:3).”
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interest of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature of God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on the cross (Phil. 2:3-8)!”
I am also sharing a summary of our Humility series, most of which are devotional in nature. I pray that it blesses you.
Book Discussion on “Humility”
Introduction: What is Humility?
Chapter 1: The Perils of Pride
Chapter 2: The Dangers of Pride
Chapter 3: Who Wants to be Great?
Chapter 4: Can We Learn Humility?
Chapter 5: Make a List
Chapter 6: How Well Do You Sleep?
Chapters 7 & 8: Live Humbly
Chapter 9: Watch Your Mouth
Chapters 10 and 11: Pride Explodes Relationships
Humility: A Legacy of Greatness
© Natasha Sistrunk Robinson 2013