A Teaching On Humility
Hello, I am Priestess Jane Casson, of the Ecumenical Order of Christ and today I am going to be talking about a teaching on “Humility.”
Humility is by definition “freedom from pride or arrogance, to be humble and have a modest view of yourself.”
This is not thinking less of yourself, but it is thinking about yourself less. Having a modest demeaner, and selflessness, also being able to give respect towards those you disagree with.
The opposite of humility is ego and pride meaning you have a high esteem, a high view of yourself. This is where you find no one can correct you, because you are always right, and others are wrong. They cannot tell you anything new because you already know everything and feel superior to them.
Proverbs 9:8-10 “If you reprove a scoffer, he will hate you, if you reprove a wise man, and he grows still wiser, teach a righteous man, and he will learn more. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Proverbs 12:1 “He who loves knowledge loves discipline, but he who hates correction is a boar.”
Proverbs 15:12 “A scorner does not like being corrected; he will not go to the wise.
Question yourself, “how easily can I be offended when corrected by someone else?” This problem is not from those that offer this correction, but from within the one unable to receive it. We can see this in other people, but not within ourselves. We should look at how we react when someone offers correction, as they maybe delivering a profound and divinely given message to you. We do not always get everything correct. Be humble, love and embrace the people that give this information to you, and learn from it, and grow more wiser from it.
The Lord has shown himself to be humble towards his father for thousands of years, always recognising that his Father is above him. Also, the Lord showed his disciples how humble he was when he washed their feet. If he can be humble we can be humble too. Do not easily be offended when someone corrects you. Do good deeds and humble yourself to what God wants you to be. We should always be prepared to learn new things and not think we know everything already. In life we are always learning something new, with knowledge comes wisdom.
Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour goeth humility.”
Proverbs 22:4 “The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, even riches, and honour, and life.”
Zephaniah 2:3 “Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, that have executed his ordinance; Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.”
Love God Love Each Other.