My Heart is for Israel

In my last post, we looked at the concept of humility from the pages of the Tanakh. In this post, we turn to the Brit Hadashah to help us understand the characteristic of being humble.

Humility Defined

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 Brit Hadashah[1]

Yeshua life provides the best example of what it means to have humility. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:29; see also 1 Corinthians 4:21 and Philippians 2:1-11).

Yeshua preached and taught often about the need for humility. “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”

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