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The Virtue of Humility And How to Practice It

If I then your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:14

In my previous post I provided a list of ways you can recognize when you are being prideful. In this post I want to provide a solution to counteract being prideful which is to have humility. When I first got the thought of writing this article on humility, I came up with around 5 practical ways you could execute the art of humility. However, as I read my bible app scripture of the day I felt like the Holy Spirit was guiding me to focusing on the most important form of humility and that is to count others more significant than yourself.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:3-4

Now this doesn’t mean you don’t make caring for yourself a priority. It simply means to be a servant to others. Make a priority of caring for others just as important as the priority of caring for yourself. Philippians 2:14 tell us to do all things without grumbling and disputing so when someone asks you to do something or needs your help with anything, offer your assistance with a caring heart.

Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-8

As believers, we are called to have the mind of Christ. The man who was 100% God and 100% man but walked among His people. He healed and served many and the majority of the time didn’t want people to know who he was or what he had done. Just as He made the importance of others His priority we are to reflect that same character. In doing so, we automatically fall into performing other important acts of humility like being understanding of others, expressing gratitude, not complaining about situations involving others, and offering and accepting help from others. 

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