Jesus calls on me to be humble. God is God. God is great. I am not. I am a slave. That is all. I must be content in serving, not being served.
The Bible describes humility as meekness, lowliness, and absence of self. The Greek word translated “humility” in Colossians 3:12 and elsewhere literally means “lowliness of mind”.
I see that humility is a heart attitude, not merely an outward demeanor. I may put on an outward show of humility but still have a heart full of pride and arrogance.
Don’t call attention to yourself; let others do that for you. ~King Solomon | Proverbs 27:2
Jesus said that those who are “poor in spirit” would have the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3).
Being poor in spirit means that only those who admit to an absolute bankruptcy of spiritual worth will inherit eternal life.
Humility is a prerequisite for the disciple of Jesus.