Vain Humility

A year for holiness

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3

I think one of the most difficult parts of the Christian walk is that of humility.  Even if we haven’t done anything “truly great” it still seems to be a struggle for many of us.  As a result, we often seek to remedy this problem through a false piety founded on our own understanding.

True humility, however, is not berating or humiliating yourself.  It’s not talking poorly of yourself to compensate.  Humility in God’s sight is placing yourself, your interests, your wants, and need for validation on the back burner.  It’s putting the needs of others before your own and serving them.

Pray today for God to make you humble.  When disagreements arise, be honorable and do not try to force your own way.  Take some time today to ask God what selfish ambitions and vain conceit need to be removed from your life and humbly thank Him when He brings them up.


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