I have learned over the years that there is nothing more beautiful than true humility. Unfortunately, it is a quality that is hard to find in this world in this day and age. We live in a culture where the proud, the selfish and the self-centered often seem to get ahead. Whether unknowingly or not, we often condone or even encourage self-promotion and a “me first” attitude as virtues. The Bible clearly says otherwise. Just to quote a few verses:
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
He mocks proud mockers and shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.