Five Benefits of Humility

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1) It is the key to gaining wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 – “2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.”

2) Humility sets the table for the wisdom of God to come into our lives.

It gives us the ability to learn and to be corrected.

3) God looks to the humble to work through.

(examples) St John Paul II, Mother Theresa and the Sisters of Charity, St. Maximillian Kolbe
Isaiah 66:2 – “2 All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”
If you want God to work through you, make yourself humble.
Humility prepares the avenue to your heart for God’s grace.
We all need God’s grace.
James 4:6 – “6 But he gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5 – “5 Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

4) You can diffuse arguments when you are humble.

It will allow you to acknowledge when someone else is correct.
Proverbs 15:1 – “15 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

5) You do not have to put on a false front.

  • You can be yourself and not try to make yourself look better.
  • Hypocrite used to mean an actor, someone who acts likes someone else.
  • You don’t need to be a hypocrite (a different person) when you are humble.
  • Luke 12:1 – “1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
  • St Augustine: “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”