the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people.
When I speak falsely or exaggeratedly about anyone I'm saying - I'm better than she is. But it gets worse, even when we say things out loud that are true that could be left unsaid we loose our humility.
It's just that simple. And it's just that difficult.
Another part of humility is being able to accept advice and correction without getting angry.
The bible very bluntly says in Proverbs 12:1, "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid."
Well, that's pretty plain!
We can't learn or advance in our spiritual walk without the input of trusted friends. Even trusting them to be honest about the areas we are lacking in....
I read today in a Bible study I'm doing, "it requires grace to receive what may, at the time, feel like a wound, believing that wounds from a true friend can be trusted."
Wounds from a friend hurt the worst, but perhaps don't last long when delivered with love?
Oh how I long to be known as humble, but oh the journey to get there... asking the Lord to help us, do you want to try?
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