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Humility # 3 -- humility in Scripture

the word humility is used in only 7 verses in Scripture (KJV)
as follows:
Pr 15:33 -
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Pr 18:12 -
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Pr 22:4 -
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Ac 20:19 -
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
Col 2:18 -
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Col 2:23 -
Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
1Pe 5:5 -
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

The word humble is used 24 times (all not showed here due to space limitations)

God puts us through hard times to humble us:
De 8:2 -
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
De 8:16 -
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

It would seem that a person must be humble to repent and to be blessed by God:
2Ch 7:14 -
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

It would seem that God only listens to the humble:
2Ch 34:27 -
Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.

It would seem that God does not forget the humble and sees after them:
Job 22:29 -
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
Ps 9:12 -
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Ps 10:12 -
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
Ps 10:17 -
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
It would seem that to be humble more important than riches:
Pr 16:19 -
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
It would seem that to be honored, you must first be humble:
Pr 29:23 -
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Isa 57:15 -
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Jer 13:18 -
Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
Mt 18:4 -
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 23:12 -
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
It would seem that God favors those who are humble, but is not too kind to those who are not:
Jas 4:6 -
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:10 -
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1Pe 5:5 -
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1Pe 5:6 -
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:


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