We must humble our-selfs before God and others; seeking to serve rather than be served. We must be aware of our body, mind & spirit as pride fuels selfishness therefore humility fuels selflessness. If we are Christ-follower, then we should follow Christ’s example of humility.
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
We are to humble ourselves before one another and seek their good before we seek ours. We must not demand our self-centered rights and desires be met. But we must humbly serve one another so the world would be a much better place.
Our humility and sacrifice is not to be painful or begrudging. We are to joyfully sacrifice ourselves by put the interests of others ahead of our own because God has promised to reward and exalt us.
Pride deludes its victims into believing they have no equals and drives them to criticize anyone who takes recognition away from them. The proud are in love with themselves and seek to call attention to their admirable qualities.
Pride too often keeps us from seeing the truth about ourselves: that we are sinners who need to repent.
For believers, true humility starts with an awareness of our sin and sinful nature. When the Prophet Isaiah went up into the temple to pray, he discovered that his sin made him unacceptable. Overwhelmed by a vision of the glorious presence of God, he said in Isaiah 6:5 “Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”.
The Lord teaches us here that apart from His grace towards us in Christ, we are nothing. We have a choice between pride and humility for the glory of God.