Join me in this 30 day September scripture study as we learn what the Bible teaches us about different types of humility and our need for it.
HUMILITY IN THE BIBLE
Pride. Success. Credit. Acknowledgement.
We all want to do well in life. To feel proud of ourselves. But how do we distinguish the fine line between self-confidence and selfishness?
The Bible has a lot to say about this. For one, God doesn’t want us to think negatively as a way to stay humble. In fact, he tells us the opposite. Here’s what God says about how we should think of ourselves:
- Created in the image of God
- As children of God
- To think on good things
- To be strong and persevere
- Be thankful always
- Be joyful in all circumstances
- Not to be timid, but brave
God loves his children and he wants us to feel secure, not ashamed. He has given us gifts and talents he wants us to share with the world.
Humility comes down to this: What are we boasting in? His glory or our own?
When we succeed, we need to remember:
- Who gave you this body that allows you to do these things?
- Who gave you this brain to solve complex problems or know the right thing to say?
- Who delivered you from your hardship and turned your mourning into laughter?
- Who is to be praised in all of this?
"Therefore, as it is written: 'Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.'” 1 Corinthians 1:31
GIVING GLORY TO GOD
I don’t think any of us intentionally brag on ourselves over God, it’s just that we have not trained ourselves well enough in this area. It’s so easily to jump on the bandwagon of boasting about our own personal successes instead of giving credit where credit it due. It’s a simple mindset change really.
- Because God ______________, I can _______________.
Let’s boast in the Lord today! Here, I’ll go first:
Because God knows me better than anyone else, I turned to him when I was at my lowest and allowed him to heal me. I am making progress more and more each day because of the wisdom that comes from Him and the faith I have that he can bring good out of bad.
Because God rescued me from my anxiety and depression, I am able to be a better mother and wife to my family.
Because God blessed me with talents of creativity, I now have my own business sharing his truth with others in a way that is helping women in their spiritual growth all around the world!
What are 3 statements you can make today?
SEPTEMBER SCRIPTURE STUDY ON HUMILITY
This month I want us to focus on where we need to exercise true humility in our lives. Print these sheets to get started!
The directions are simple:
- Print the scripture page and make copies of the journaling pages.
- Write a scripture each day in the space on the left and reflect on it in the space on the right.
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For more monthly scripture studies, read:
- January: Print this 31 Day Bible Study on Prayer
- May: Scripture Study on the Power of Our Words
- June: Scripture Study on Joy
- July: What the Bible Says About Meditation
- August: What the Bible Says About Worship
You’ve got this!
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