Humility is the quality of being humble and means putting the needs of another person before your own, and thinking of others before yourself. It also means not drawing attention to yourself, and it can mean acknowledging that you are not always right.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. Zephaniah 2:3 NASB
When faced with a crossroad, where do we turn for answers? When confronting challenges, how do we make decisions? Our choices at these times reveal our true character. What we believe. What really is important to us. In these moments, many fall back to old habits. They do what feels comfortable and react like people around them.
Many simply seek to protect their resources. Even those who believe in God can find themselves abandoning their faith in favor of what makes sense to them. But the Bible warns that God has different standards. He looks for people who always trust Him. Who believe His Word and resist compromise. He looks deeply into our hearts, especially at our pride.
The prophet Zephaniah reminds us that God looks favorably on the humble. These people can seem the most hopeless, with the fewest assets, and the least influence. Yet they are more sensitive to the things of God.
Humble people find their strength in Him and seek His wisdom. They trust Him and keep His Word. They are people after His own heart, the kind of people Jesus spoke of when He said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Luke 9:23).
Zephaniah urged his audience to “seek the Lord.” To remember that God promised to “leave among you a humble and lowly people” (Zephaniah 3:12). Today, humble yourself before God. Seek His forgiveness for any sins in your life. And dedicate yourself to serving Him. Make your life a living sacrifice.
Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet
John 13: 4- 10
This was a great act of humility. He knew He was already betrayed by Judas. He did this to show the disciples true humility. He wanted them to be humble with each other and supportive after His death.
4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
Naaman Humbled Himself And Was Cured
II KIngs 5
Naaman The Assyrian General
Naaman was a general over the Assyrian army but got leprosy. It was not curable in those days.He went to see Elijah to ask for healing. The great prophet told him to wash seven time in the Jordan river. The general humbled himself and after he did what he was told to do by the prophet he was cured.
II KIngs 5
11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.
13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.