What Jesus teaches about Humility


Welcome! Today, we are diving deep into a topic that can transform your relationships, your mindset, and your spiritual walk: humility. The world often celebrates self-promotion and achievements, but Jesus teaches us a different way: the way of humility. Embracing humility opens the door to authentic connections and profound spiritual growth.

Take a few moments to journey with us as we explore what Jesus teaches about humility. By the end of our devotional, you’ll have practical steps to infuse this Christ-like quality into your daily life. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Bible Verse

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." – Matthew 23:12 (NIV)


In Matthew 23:12, Jesus flips conventional wisdom on its head. In a world where many strive for recognition and accolades, Jesus reminds us that true exaltation comes from God. When we seek to lift ourselves up, we miss out on the deeper connections and authentic growth that humility offers.

Humility is not about thinking less of ourselves; it’s about thinking of ourselves less. It means recognizing our own limitations and depending on God’s limitless power. It’s about valuing others deeply, demonstrating respect, and practicing selflessness.

Jesus himself is the perfect example of humility. Though He was God, He made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (Philippians 2:6-7). His life and teachings reveal that humility is not a weakness but a source of divine strength and grace.

Actions to Take

  1. Practice gratitude daily: Gratitude shifts your focus from yourself to the blessings and people in your life, fostering a humble heart.

  2. Serve others: Find small ways to serve your family, friends, or community. Acts of service cultivate humility.

  3. Seek feedback: Ask trusted friends or mentors for their perspective on your actions and attitudes. This helps you stay grounded and grow.

  4. Reflect on Jesus’ life: Spend time in the Gospels, noting how Jesus embodied humility in His words and actions.

  5. Pray for humility: Make it a daily prayer request for God to shape in you a heart of humility.

Journal Prompts

  1. Write about a time when you saw humility in action. How did it affect those involved?

  2. Reflect on areas of your life where pride may be creeping in. How can you invite God to transform these areas?

  3. How does Jesus’ example of humility inspire you to live differently?

  4. Describe a situation where demonstrating humility could improve your relationships or environment.

  5. What are specific ways you can practice humility this week?


Dear Lord,

Thank You for teaching me the value of humility through Your Word and Your example. Help me to seek Your approval above all else and to serve those around me with a humble heart. Guide me to recognize the areas where pride can sneak in and give me the strength to choose humility instead. May my actions bring glory to You and foster deeper, more loving relationships.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  3. "Gratitude and humility go hand in hand. Let’s count our blessings and lift others up! #ThankfulHeart #HumbleLife"

  4. "Humility brings us closer to God and each other. How can you practice humility today? #SeekHumility #FaithInAction"

  5. "Whoever humbles himself will be exalted – Jesus. Let’s live out this powerful teaching every day! #Matthew2312 #DailyDevotion"


Thank you for joining us on this journey to understand and embrace humility through the teachings of Jesus. We trust that these insights and practical steps will enrich your life and deepen your spiritual walk. Remember, humility opens the door to divine exaltation and authentic relationships.

We’re here to support you in your faith journey. Keep exploring and growing with us at BGodInspired.com. Dive into our other devotionals for more inspiration and practical wisdom. Stay blessed and humble!

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