1 Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.“
Jesus reveals to us that humility is the heart of taking up the cross. If our lives are to be modeled after Jesus’, it must be marked by a profound humility.
Ultimately, humility is an embrace of the truth about yourself and, even more importantly, God’s nature. Humility is not self-loathing, a lack of confidence, or hanging one’s head in an act of contrition.
Humility is the accurate assessment of one’s self as a fallen, finite creature who is also confident in the Creator’s love. To be humble is not to act as if your life is worthless but to confidently respond to God’s love for His people and to delight in all that He did for us.