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How to Be Humble

by Dr David Jeremiah speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. Titus 3:2

Recommended Reading 1 Peter 5:5-6

Desalinization--removing minerals from seawater, making it potable--is increasing as resources of clean water contract around the world. While the primary product of desalinization is water, there is a by-product: the 90+ minerals that are found in and removed from ocean water. As a by-product, these mineral elements--like salt--find their way into other products and processes.

There are by-products in the spiritual life as well--like humility. Although we are told in Scripture to "put on... humility" (Colossians 3:12), humility is almost always a by-product of other values or actions. As Paul wrote to Titus, when we speak well of others and are peaceable and gentle, we demonstrate humility (Titus 3:2). We find humility while on the way to being faithful servants of Jesus Christ and of our fellow man. When we give up self-will for God's will and care more about others than about ourselves, we find ourselves in the company of humility.

Just as pride appears with self-will, so humility appears when we submit to God's will. Instead of seeking humility today, seek God--and expect humility to follow.

A blossom is the beginning of fruit bearing, and submission the beginning of humility. Unknown

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