Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 26, 2014
“None are as empty as those who are full of themselves.” - Benjamin Whichcote
Have you ever met a prideful, arrogant person? Prideful people are always telling you about themselves, their accomplishments, and how smart and wonderful they are. Then they look at you to continue the conversation
The Western meaning of humility derives from the usage of the Hebrew speaking Jews, Latin speaking Romans and the Greeks, in particular Greek speaking Christians of the first century. In all three languages the word used to describe humility means "low", as in low to the ground: the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010
Dr. Harry Ironside was once convicted about his lack of humility. A friend recommended as a remedy, that he march through the streets of Chicago wearing a sandwich board, shouting the scripture verses on the board for all to hear. Dr. Ironside agreed to this venture and when he returned
Contributed by Shine Thomas on Nov 8, 2018
William Carey, often referred to as the father of the modern missionary movement. He was a brilliant man but came from a very humble beginning. In his early manhood, he worked as a cobbler, a shoe repairman. At a dinner party one evening a man said to Carey, “I understand, Mister Carey that you
Someone said that there is a church in Palestine where the door is so low that one must stoop to enter. This was to prevent medieval raiders from riding their horses into the church to disrupt the service. The door is called,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 14, 2002
Humility is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Humility is above all, and quite simply, truthfulness--self-honesty. It is not the false modesty of one retreating shyly into the limelight.
It isn’t, in other words, the sort of "humility" that was expressed in the
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 12, 2011
QUOTES ON HUMILITY
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
-- Charles de Montesquieu
"Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth."
-- Madame Guizot
"None are so empty as those who are full of themselves."
Contributed by Billy Nale on Apr 19, 2011
QUOTATIONS ON HUMILITY
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before
THE HUMILITY TO LISTEN
Several years ago, a Greensboro, North Carolina, newspaper carried a story about a tractor-trailer rolling along on a side street in a southern city. The driver came to a low bridge and misjudged the height of his rig. When the truck came to a stop, it was wedged tightly
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 20, 2009
HUMILITY AND EXPERIENCE
Listen to this true story:
"My father began teaching business classes at the local prison through a community college. On his first night of class, he started a chapter on banking. During the course of his lecture, the subject of ATMs came up, and he mentioned that, on
Contributed by Bobby Stults on Feb 8, 2011
HUMILITY VS. HUMILIATION
Have you ever thought about the difference between 'humility' and 'humiliation'? There is a significant difference. Humility is the voluntary and willful choice to accept one’s place and position, whereas, humiliation is the forcing of an unwilling participant into their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Humility is the acceptance of the place appointed by God, whether it be in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 14, 2012
HUMILITY UNDER OATH
"Humility is something we should constantly pray for, yet never thank God that we have."
Henry Augustus Rowland, professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University, was once called as an expert witness at a trial. During cross-examination a lawyer demanded, "What are your