Being humble is recognizing that God is God, and I cannot do anything unless He is doing it with me, and through me.
Some people say, “I was born with this ability”. God does put certain graces upon us when we are born that we have before we become Christians, but if God removed that grace, you would no longer have that ability.
No preacher who has a healing ministry is anything on his or her own. They can’t heal anyone. It’s God Who does the healing. They are merely the vessel He uses to get it done. If He withheld His anointing and power, they couldn’t heal a fly.
Humility is very crucial in Christian living. Christ has shown an excellent example on humility and we, as follower of Christ, need to follow on the lead that has been shown by Jesus.
We have collected the following Bible verses about humility, which are taken from New International Version, for our guidance and learning. Please consider that they are taken out of their original context, so you may want to read the whole chapter respectively for better understanding of each verse.
- Leviticus 26:41
which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin,
- Deuteronomy 8:3
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will 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.
- 2 Chronicles 12:6-7
The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The LORD is just.” When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah: “Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.
- Job 22:29
When men are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’ then he will save the downcast.
- Psalm 9:12
For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
- Psalm 10:17
You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
- Psalm 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him–may your hearts live forever!
- Psalm 25:9
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
- Psalm 37:11
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
- Psalm 69:32
The poor will see and be glad–you who seek God, may your hearts live!
- Psalm 86:1
Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
- Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
- Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
- Psalm 147:6
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
- Psalm 149:4
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
- Proverbs 3:34
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
- Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
- Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
- Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
- Proverbs 16:19
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
- Proverbs 18:12
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
- Proverbs 22:4
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
- Proverbs 27:2
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
- Proverbs 29:23
A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
- Proverbs 30:32
“If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!
- Ecclessiastes 5:2
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
- Isaiah 29:19
Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
- Isaiah 51:1
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
- Isaiah 57:15
For this is what the high and lofty One says–he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
- Isaiah 66:2
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.
- Jeremiah 45:5
Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.'”
- Lamentations 3:20
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
- Ezekiel 16:63
Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.'”
- Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
- Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- Matthew 18:3
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 18:4
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 20:26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
- Matthew 23:12
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
- Luke 1:52
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
- Luke 6:20
Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
- Luke 10:21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
- Luke 14:10
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.
- Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
- Luke 17:10
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'”
- Luke 18:13
“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
- Luke 18:14
“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
- Luke 22:26
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.
- Luke 22:27
For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
- John 13:14
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
- Romans 11:20
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
- Romans 12:3
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
- Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
- Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
- 1 Corinthians 1:28
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are,
- 1 Corinthians 3:18
Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise.
- 1 Corinthians 10:12
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
- 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
- 2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
- 2 Corinthians 12:6
Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say.
- 2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
- Galatians 5:26
Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
- Galatians 6:14
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
- Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
- Ephesians 5:21
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
- Phillipians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
- Phillipians 2:4
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
- Phillipians 2:5
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
- Phillipians 2:6
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
- Phillipians 2:7
but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
- Phillipians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!
- Phillipians 2:9
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
- Phillipians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
- Phillipians 2:11
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- Colossians 2:18
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
- Colossians 2:23
Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
- Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
- James 1:9
The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
- James 3:1
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
- James 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
- James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
- 1 Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
- 1 Petter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.