1. Humility Enjoined

2. Rewards of Humility

3. Examples


1. Humility Enjoined


Proverbs 25:6-7 Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great. 7 It’s better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you’ve seen something,


Micah 6:8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.


Matthew 23:12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.


1 Corinthians 4:6 Dear brothers and sisters, I have used Apollos and myself to illustrate what I’ve been saying. If you pay attention to what I have quoted from the Scriptures, you won’t be proud of one of your leaders at the expense of another.


2. Rewards of Humility


Job 5:11 He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.


Psalms 138:6 Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.


Proverbs 22:4 True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.


3. Examples


ABRAHAM - Genesis 18:27 Then Abraham spoke again. “Since I have begun, let me speak further to my Lord, even though I am but dust and ashes.


JOSEPH - Genesis 41:16 “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”


MOSES - Exodus 3:11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”


SOLOMON - 1 Kings 3:7 “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around.


DANIEL - Daniel 2:30 And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.


THE PUBLICAN - Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’


JESUS – Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


Philippians 2:8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/03/2010