Humility is –
+ the lowliness of spirit
+ the humbling of oneself
+ the denial of our flesh
+ considering the needs of others greater than our own
+ the brokenness of spirit
+ the utter dependence on God
+ the abolishing of all ‘self’ before God.
One may go to hell for doing all the wrong things and thus living sinfully which is pretty obvious.
But one may have done all the right acts, believed themselves to be a Christian and yet still find themselves in hell as well.
The key cause of this is PRIDE. This was the first sin to have ever been committed and was carried out by Lucifer, himself.
Thus, it goes without saying that this is his #1 play in all of humanity.
Pride is the reason many people reject Christ, why so many Christians are afraid to evangelize to their friends and so much more.
As such, it is of paramount importance that under the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, we examine our lives daily, so as to ascertain the motifs behind all our actions, decisions and so forth. The proper formation of this practice will not only curtail instances where pride raises its ugly head, but aid in safeguarding your salvation in Christ.
Each day pride has to be crucified along with lust of the eyes and flesh. I also suggest to make it your daily prayer for humility to be your #1 ask of the Lord.
For you who wish to dig even deeper, we may go one step further and afflict our souls with fasting, as this is the most potent form of humbling ourselves before God.
Fasting along with daily examining of ourselves are two integral practices that I believe each true believer in the Body of Christ needs to be doing.
This along with the expected prayer and reading of God’s Word of course.
I encourage you all as I do myself ” To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8