As dangerous as pride is to our salvation, humility is as important in ensuring it. Pride caused the fall of lucifer and man, and through humility we are restored in communion with God.
"The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life." ~ Proverbs 22:4 In order to fulfill the greatest commandments given by Christ in the Gospel, we must have hearts of humility and gratitude to Our Father and Creator!
Without humility, we are prone to end up loving ourselves, our possessions, and other things of this world more than God. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.” ~ Mark 12:30-31
The words "humble" and 'humility" are mentioned over 50 times in the King James translation of the Bible. Here we have gathered 30 Bible Verses about the importance of humility and scriptures to inspire a humble heart within yourself:
Bible Verses about the Importance of Humility
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
He must increase, but I must decrease.”
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.
The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
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