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Humility: The Right View Of Yourself (Chinese/English)

Proverbs 22:4-The reward of humility and the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the Lord is riches, honour, and life.

箴言 22:4-敬畏耶和华心存谦卑,就得富有、尊荣、生命为赏赐。

Humility: The Right View Of Yourself


The Book of Proverbs offers a wealth of wisdom and insight for living a godly and fulfilling life.  It also praises humility as one of life’s greatest virtues. In this passage, King Solomon teaches us that humility has its rewards: Riches, honor and life.  Pride also has its reward: Failure and death.  There is fake humility (pretending to be humble) and true humility (genuine humbleness and meekness before men and God.


Here are some ways we can look at True Humility:


1) Is dependence on God.  It is recognizing our need for His presence in every area of our lives.


2) Seeks to glorify God; it does not seek attention or self-promotion.


3) Does not seek a reward; it takes pleasure in serving God and others.


4) Is having an opinion of one’s self-based on the Word of God, not worldly achievements.


What helps us to have a correct view of ourselves?


It begins with having a reverential fear of God. When we look at ourselves in the light of God’s glory, we will have a correct view of ourselves. John the Baptist gives an excellent example of true humility.  During his ministry, some people thought that he was the promised Messiah.  However, he set the record straight, recognizing that he was the one to bear witness of the Light.  Regarding his relation to the Christ, he says, “He (Jesus) must increase and I must decrease.”  The greatest form of humility is surrendering our lives to God completely and unconditionally.  May we find joy in walking humbly before our God。


God bless you


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. Hello Keith,
    This was a great message; I really liked this statement: “It begins with having a reverential fear of God. When we look at ourselves in the light of God’s glory, we will have a correct view of ourselves.”
    Powerful insight!

    Thank you, God Bless~

  2. GOD gives me all the words, there his not mine
    thanks once again cd
    we will be in europe and uk from 14 june to 5 sept

  3. Yes Keith – You are correct – The LORD gives all of the writers in here the WORD. Glory to Him and He gets all the praise. But so good that you follow, as we all do!

    Safe travels – I hope it is for a vacation – God’s blessing on you and your family.

  4. yes it is cd

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