Bible Studies

Lessons in Humility

by Anonymous

What comes to your mind when you hear the word humility? One online dictionary defines humility as “a disposition to be humble, a lack of false pride.” Another source defines it as “not thinking too highly of one’s self.”

We can read in Matthew Yahshua’s famous statement of, “Therefore, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (NLT throughout). So in this Scripture, humility is equated with childlikeness.

In Zephaniah 3:12, we see: “Those who are left will be the lowly and humble, for it is they who trust in the Name of Yahweh.” Humility is also a willingness to confess that you have been wrong. A good example of this is found in Psalm 51:3-4. “I recognize my shameful deeds; they haunt me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against you is just.”

We also find that humility is gentleness. In Titus 3:2, we find, “They must not speak evil of anyone, and they must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.” Even our dear savior Yahshua showed humility even though He is the King of Kings. He washed the disciples’ feet and we are to follow His example.

So what is promised to those who are humble? Take a look at what Yahshua says in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls.” Also read Psalm 69:32, “The humble will see their Elohim at work and be glad. Let all who seek Yahweh’s help live in joy.” And finally, we find that Yahweh rescues the humble. See Psalm 18:27. Let us all develop a childlike humbleness, so that we may truly be the people that Yahweh intended!