James 4:6 – God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
If pride had a scent it would be the most putrid, foul odor imaginable, while humility would smell like the sweetness of a rose or the freshness of the rain.
If I am proud, I name-drop.
If I am humble, I applaud another’s gift.
If I am proud, I exaggerate my achievements.
If I am humble, I feel no need to bring attention to myself.
If I am proud, I lie and manipulate to get people to like me.
If I am humble, I live in the freedom of knowing I am already loved and accepted.
If I am proud, I expect to be served.
If I am humble, I joyfully serve others.
If I am proud, I become jealous by comparing myself to others.
If I am humble, I cheer for others and find true joy in their victories.
To become humble, we must become like Jesus.
Philippians 2:5-11 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross. For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth — and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When we get a true glimpse of His greatness and beauty, we are able to let Him take His rightful place.