Humility: the trait of being humble. This is definitely missing in our culture today, especially among the younger generations. Today’s world encourages us to do what is best for ourselves, to “look out for number one.” However, when we are so concerned about ourselves and “me” focused, we are not living out the trait of true humility.
This does not mean that we should neglect our interests or needs. Rather, we must refocus our mental attitude. The Bible tells us how we, as the Church, are to live in unity through humility. Paul writes in a letter to the Philippians:
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” -Phil. 2:3-4 (ESV)
When we deny our fleshly desires (i.e. selfishness, self-centeredness, etc.) and live out true humility, then we as the Church are unified through it.
Today, I challenge you to stop for a moment when a thought along the lines of “I’m so much better than them” or the like pops into your head. Take that thought captive and apply Scripture to it. Moreover, let us look to Christ in order to be humble, as He is the ultimate example of selfless humility.