So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.”
1 Peter 5:6 NLT
Humility - thinking of yourself less, not thinking less of yourself. Humility is a choice. The scripture for today tells us to "humble ourselves". We are called to choose an attitude that submits to God. Our natural, sinful condition makes us prone to pride. Pride is destructive. Proverbs 16:18-19 says "Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.” NLT
Here are a few other proverbs on the matters of pride and humility:
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Proverbs 11:2 NLT
“Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.”
Proverbs 13:10 NLT
“Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.”
Proverbs 29:23 NLT
Willful humility brings God's favor. Stubborn pride brings humiliation.
God has left the choice to you.
Rev. Curtis Norris