In my last post, we began to explore the Godly characteristic of humility. I made my confession that I certainly don’t have much of a reputation for being humble. In this post, we will look at the concept of humility from the pages of the Tanakh.
Humility is a personal quality in which an individual shows dependence on God and respect for other persons. Various Bible translations use humble, meekness, gentleness, tender, mild, afflicted and considerate to describe the characteristic of humility.
Humility in the Tanakh
The Tanakh connects the quality of humility with Israel’s lowly experience as slaves in Egypt – a poor, afflicted, and suffering people. “And the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, and imposed hard labor on us.” (Deuteronomy 26:6 emphasis added.) The Hebrew word translated as humility is similar to another Hebrew word meaning “to be afflicted.”Humility was closely…
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