#6) Philippians 2:3
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of
mind regard one another as more important than yourselves."
One of the most repeated themes throughout the Scriptures is that of
humility. Philippians 2:3 tells us that a truly humble person
actually consider others as more important than himself. He
doesn't just say this, but his actions bear out what's in his
heart. For example, if a driver cuts him off in heavy
traffic, he lovingly yields to that (more important) driver, rather than becoming
angry. The Bible promotes self-denial over self-assertion and
Humility is quiet. 1 Timothy 2:2 says that we should strive
to "lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and
dignity." In Exodus 14:14, Israel was told, "The Lord will fight for you; you need
only to be still."
The evidence of a humble person will be evidenced in the way he
talks. He will be quiet most of the time--more interested in
hearing what the other person has to say. "He who restrains
his words has knowledge" (Proverbs 17:27). "When there are many
words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is
wise" (Proverbs 10:19). "A fool always loses his temper, but
a wise man holds it back" (Proverbs 29:11). "Even a fool, when
he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is
considered prudent" (Proverbs 17:28).