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An attitude of lowliness and obedience, grounded in the recognition of one’s status before God as his creatures.

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God commands humility

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God exalts the humble

Luke 1:52 NKJV
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.
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Believers should humble themselves before God

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Humility linked with repentance:

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Humility linked with God’s favour:

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; lack of humility linked with disobedience

God humbles his people to renew and restore them

Psalm 44:9 NKJV
9 But You have cast us off and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies.
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God humbles the proud

Luke 18:14 NKJV
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
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Examples of humble people

Outstanding individuals

Jacob; Joseph; Moses; Saul

David:

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Solomon; Daniel; John the Baptist; Elizabeth; Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ

Paul:

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The example of Jesus Christ

Philippians 2:5–8 NKJV
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

The humility of Jesus Christ foretold:

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