Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
The theme for the Colony of Mercy this week is Humility. In preparing for my message, here are 20 characteristics of humble people. What I want to challenge you is to go back to the Scriptures and find verses to support these characteristics.
1. Humble people are willing to be obedient no matter what the cost.
2. Humble people care more about the rights others before themselves.
3. Humble people are servants.
4. Humble people don’t care who gets the credit.
5. Humble people put others before themselves.
6. Humble people do not write or read their own press releases.
7. Humble people protect others.
8. Humble people are gentle. (Matthew 11:29)
9. Humble people are like little children. (Matthew 18:4)
10.Humble people are quick to forgive.
11.Humble people are thankful.
12.Humble people treat others with respect.
13.Humble people have tender consciences are quick to repent.
14.Humble people are quiet. They know when to speak and when to be silent.
15.Humble people see their weaknesses and readily admit them.
16.Humble people are patient and don’t get easily frustrated with others.
17.Humble people ask for help and are they are not know-it-alls.
18.Humble people can rejoice and weep with others.
19.Humble people are peacemakers.
20.Humble people have a deep, abiding walk with God.
Humility allows you to see your weaknesses and embrace God’s strength; it allows you to see your insufficiency and embrace His adequacy; it allows you to see your poverty and embrace His riches; it allows you to see your sin and embrace His righteousness; it allows you to see your lack and embrace His supply. ~Roy Lessin
Humility is not measured by what you do or don’t do. It is not measured by what you say or how you look. Humility is by the attitude and disposition of your heart. It is measured by your surrender, your obedience, your faith, and your complete dependency upon God. ~Roy Lessin.
Prayer: “Lord, I love being nothing so that YOU can be my all in all.”
Rejoice! Pray! Give Thanks!
Written by Dr. Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Daily Quote:Until a man is nothing God can make nothing of him. ~Martin Luther
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!” Psalm 40:16