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THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY

January 29, 2017

It was pride that changed angels into devils;

It is humility that makes men as angels.

Saint Augustine

 

I believe the first test of a truly great person is humility.

John Ruskin

 

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Thomas Merton

 

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,

It’s thinking of yourself less.

C. S. Lewis

 

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14)

 

When pride comes, then comes disgrace;

But wisdom is with the humble.

(Proverbs 11:2)

 

Before destruction one’s heart is haughty,

But humility goes before honor.

(Proverbs 18:12)

 

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Jesus (Matthew 11:29)

 

Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus (Matthew 18:4)

 

All who exalt themselves will be humbled,

but all who humble themselves will be exalted.

Jesus (Luke 18:14)

 

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit,

But in humility regard others as better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

 

All of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. (I Peter 5:5-6)

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