God blesses the humble person and resists the proud, but what is humility? Try to define this yourself- but do not confuse it with humiliation (which is a form of Pride).
Here’s some help: presumably humility would be the opposite of Pride. Pride=Attaching my sense of worth, strength and security to myself.
What would be the opposite? Attaching all of my worth and strength and security to God and his opinion of me.
There are two parts to humility:
A. admitting that
- I am weak
- in me dwells no good thing
- I have weaknesses that others may not have
- I can not trust my intelligence because my thoughts are not his thoughts nor my ways his ways
- my natural bent is to do the opposite of what actually works (God’s way). ROM 7.18
B. ACTING IN MY INFINITE WORTH, STRENGTH, AND SECURITY IN GOD. PHIL 4.13
If I deny my weakness in order to feel strong and worthwhile, then I am proud and can not deal with the reality of my need because I have watered it down and my perception no longer matches reality.
If I admit my weakness and wallow in self-contempt, then I am proud because I am still attaching my worth to myself. Self-contempt is pride!
LORD HELP ME TO HUMBLE MYSELF IN YOUR SIGHT.