James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
Humility is the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. Therefore, it is an essential ingredient that makes up a believer. I will share with you 10 Bible verses that talked about humility.
Bible verses about being humble
We know from the Bible that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. How can we know that we are living in humility and ready to receive God’s blessings?
Jesus is the perfect example of one who humbly followed God’s plan for His life. The book of Proverbs is full of warnings for those who refuse to be humble.
The New Testament is full of blessings for those who put others before themselves. You will miss the blessed, abundant life God wants for you if you refuse to let go of your pride and follow His purpose in your life. See Bible verses on humility below;
1. Philippians 2: 3-11
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but humbly consider others more important than yourself. Let each of you look not only at his own interests, but also at the interests of others.
Have this mind among you, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, regarded not equality with God as something to be comprehended, but made himself nothing, took the form of a servant, born was made in the likeness of men…
2. James 4:6
But he gives more grace. That’s why it says, “God fights the proud, but has mercy on the humble.”
3. Luke 14:11
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
4. Proverbs 22:4
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches, honor, and life.
5. 1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time…
6. Romans 12:3
For by the grace given to me, I say to each one of you not to esteem himself higher than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has appointed.
Humility is a very important virtue that every Christian must have, but you must possess it in a way that glorifies God. Here are 10 times the Bible spoke about humility.
7. Colossians 3:12
Then, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, put on compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
8. Proverbs 11:12
When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the humble comes wisdom.
9. 1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the older ones. Clothe yourselves all with humility towards one another, for “God fights the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
10. Jeremiah 9:23
Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise boast of his wisdom, Let not the strong boast of his might, Let not the rich boast of his riches,