The greatest example of humility is Jesus himself!
Jesus left the glory of heaven to become a human baby, live life on earth, and suffer a terrible death, all to make a connection with us and to bring us the gift of salvation.
As followers of Jesus, we strive to be like Him, but humility does not always come easily to us.
The following verses are a great way to reflect on what the Bible has to say about humility.
You can read them, meditate on them, memorize them, use them as a basis for prayer.
The free printable at the bottom of the page will also be a great resource for you.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.
A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Corinthians 1:28-29
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.