I always think of the Sermon on the Mount when I see the word ‘humble’ in scripture. I don’t know why. My New Kings James Version refers to the poor in spirit, mourners, meek, those hungering for righteousness, the merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, and the persecuted. There are so many promises to those. Eating humble pie is to accept humiliation. Meek is like humble so we can start there, and Jesus said the following;
My teaching is not Mine – John 7:10,
I am not come of Myself – John 7:28,
I do nothing of myself – John 8:28,
I have not come of Myself, but He sent Me – John 8:42,
I seek not Mine own glory – John 8:50,
The words that I say, I speak not from Myself, – John 14:10, and
The word which ye hear is not Mine – John 14:10.
Do you like to give credit to others? Do you like to give credit to God? Jesus was both completely God and completely man because he created math it does not apply to Him! He had all of the chances to be good or not. Yet Jesus demonstrated every good gift that comes from above. He showed us the fruits of the Spirit before we knew of the Spirit…love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Again, I don’t see humbleness there but what is gentleness? This is who Jesus was and who we follow. I humbly offer today that pride does come before my fall and I am not humble enough considering what Jesus has done for me.