Humility – What it is and what it is not
“Humility is a contradiction in terms. When you feel like you are closest to achieving it, you are farthest from possessing it. When you realize how far you have to go in acquiring it, you are actually closer to having it. Meekness is a virtue that if gotten through your self-effort, can make you proud of your humility.” – Ken Barnes
Job 42:10 – “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
1 Corinthians 10:24 – “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”
Luke 14:10-11 – “But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Romans 2:6-8 – “God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.”
Humility is something you can own but never possess. It’s something you get by giving it away.