Is it just me or is humility viewed as a sign of weakness to some people in our culture??? Some people are more eager to follow a prideful and arrogant leader than a humble one and I can’t understand it. Pride is often manifested by allowing our self serving emotions to rule over us whereas humility is self controlled and thinks to serve and care for the other person instead of ourself. It used to be if you responded in humility to a prideful person, it softened their heart, but within the last few years and especially 6 months I’ve noticed that people’s prideful hearts still stay hard even when you approach them with humility. Humility speaks volumes about our character and gives us peace in situations knowing that we are choosing to follow God rather than men.
“True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.” -Proverbs 22:4 NLT
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” -Proverbs 11:2 NLT
“All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech. Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine.” -Proverbs 8:13-14 NLT