has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to
shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of
the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
and the base things of the world and the things which
are despised God has chosen... that, as it is written,
'He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.'” 1
"God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore
humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may
exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He
cares for you."
1 Peter 5:5-6
The Humility Of
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
being in the form of God, did not consider it
be equal with God,
made Himself of no reputation,
taking the form
of a bondservant, and
coming in the
likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled Himself and
obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also
highly exalted Him and
given Him the name which is above
every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of
those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the
that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
"He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the
power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall
live with Him by the power of God toward you." 2 Corinthians 13:4
"The Son can do nothing of Himself..."
"I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the
will of Him who sent Me."
"My teaching is not Mine..."
"I do nothing of Myself..."
"I have not come of Myself but He sent Me."
"I seek not Mine own glory..."
"The words that I say, I speak not from Myself."
to those who humble themselves
Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest. Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me, for I
lowly in heart,
and you will find rest
for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is
"...the meek shall inherit the earth,
and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
"For whoever exalts himself will be
humbled, and he who
humbles himself will be exalted.”
"The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground."
"Surely He scorns the scornful,
but gives grace to the humble."
"For You will save the humble people,
but will bring down haughty looks."
"...He gives more grace. Therefore He says: 'God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.'
Therefore submit to God.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and
purify your hearts,
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your
laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift
"The humble He guides in justice,
and the humble He teaches His way.
All the paths of the Lord
are mercy and truth to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
pardon my iniquity, for it is great." Psalm 25:9-11
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"He said to me,
'My grace is sufficient for you, for My
strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my
weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon
me. Wherefore I take pleasure in weakness: for when I am
weak then am I strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10