How important is it to avoid pride and seek humility? - Humility - TouchPoints

How important is it to avoid pride and seek humility?

Matthew 18:4“Anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

James 4:6“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Humility is true strength, for it reaches into the Kingdom of Heaven. Pride is true weakness, for it reaches no further than our own ego.

2 Kings 5:13But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and be cured!’”

Humility is the first step toward wholeness.

2 Chronicles 12:12Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord’s anger was turned away, and he did not destroy him completely.

Humility before God quenches his anger.

2 Kings 22:19-20‘You were sorry and humbled yourself before the Lord. . . . So I will not send the promised disaster until after you have died.’

Humility will save us from certain disasters.