“… in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:4)


“The biblical view of humility is precisely not feigned or groveling, nor a sanctimonious or pathetic lack of self-esteem, but rather a mark of moral strength and integrity. It involves an unadorned acknowledgement of one’s own creaturely inadequacies, and entrusting one’s fortunes to God rather than to one’s own abilities or resources. … Humility has … an ‘ex-centric’ orientation, taking its focus outside oneself, and finding its power in the power of God.” (Markus Bockmuehl, The Epistle to the Philippians, p.110)

Humility “is simply the sense of entire nothingness which comes when we see how truly God is all, and in which we make way for God to be all.” (Andrew Murray, Humility, p.14)