Humility is recognizing that God and others are actually responsible for the achievements in your life. ~Character Journal
Ask yourself or your children of what you are most proud of in your life. Whether it be possessions or achievements, you could not have obtained them without the aid of someone else. If it is a degree, who taught you to read so that you could apply yourself study? If it is a possession, who allowed you the ability to pay for it, or who gave it to you?
Pride is believing that we have achieved what in reality God and others have achieved for us. ~Character Journal
A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.”
“Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.”
“Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility.
An able and yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.”
“After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.”
“Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”
“True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.”
“To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.”
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.