If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high.— LeCrae
Devotion Christian Humility quotations
Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.
The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility.
For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.
How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!
A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.
A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says, "I'm nothing." Rather, he is one who depends wholly on the Lord for everything, in every circumstance.
Humility is not a character trait to develop, it's the natural by-product of being with Jesus.
Humility is royalty without a crown.
Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.
We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves.
For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds.
I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, "What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Humility.
Only the one true God can take the risk of ruling by relying on the power of humility and love.
This Sacrament really contains You, O my God, You whom the Angels adore, in whose presence the Spirits and mighty Powers tremble. Oh! if we could only see You clearly as they do, with what reverence would we approach this Sacrament, with what humility would we receive You.
The Christian churches and Christianity have nothing in common save in name: they are utterly hostile opposites. The churches are arrogance, violence, usurpation, rigidity, death; Christianity is humility, penitence, submissiveness, progress, life.
Do not become a disciple of one who praises himself, in case you learn pride instead of humility.
True humility means total dependence on God for everything.
True intimacy with God always brings humility.
An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.
Never water down the Word of God, but preach it in its undiluted sternness.
There must be unflinching faithfulness to the Word of God, but when you come to personal dealings with others, remember who you are- you are not some special being created in heaven, but a sinner saved by grace.
We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
No man can attain to the knowledge of God but by humility. The way to mount high is to descend.
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
Through repentance the filth of our foul actions is washed away.
After this, we participate in the Holy Spirit, not automatically, but according to the faith, humility and inner disposition of the repentance in which our soul is engaged. For this reason it is good to repent each day as the act of repentance is unending.
A humble man who lives a spiritual life, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, while relate all things to himself and not to others.
A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.
The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself.
His interests have shifted from self to Christ.
Humility is the ultimate standard of greatness in the Kingdom of God.
Act in such a way that your humility may not be weakness, nor your authority be severity. Justice must be accompanied by humility, that humility may render justice lovable.
We must view humility as one of the most essential things that characterizes true Christianity.
As long as you are proud, you cannot know God.
...the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.
A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility.
Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. That’s why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith.