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EP. 85 Five Habits of Humble People


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Welcome to a new week of the Hope Rescue Podcast. If you are new to the Hope Rescue Podcast, we post a new episode every Monday which you can watch on YouTube or listen to on any podcast platform. Our conversations are always focused on how to live a Christ-centered life, and we provide practical tips and answer common questions sent in by listeners. We are finishing up a three-part series breaking down Micah 6:8 which says, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” In episode 83 we discussed what it means to “do justice.” Last week in episode 84 we discussed what it means to love kindness. This week we are talking about humility and how to walk humbly. Stay tuned to find out!


In scripture, humility means to have a lowness of mind or have a perspective about yourself that is low. We need to look at other’s needs as more important than our own. First Peter 3:8 says, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” We are all naturally driven to meet our own needs, but how can we push past that desire and put others’ needs before our own? Tim and Kimberly have outlined multiple ways to do just that.


  1. Make your life about other people. In a world of competition and people fighting for attention, put the attention on someone other than yourself. Think of your marriage, your children, or your friends. There are practical ways every day we can make our lives about other people.

  2. Life is not about getting people to agree with you. The nation is more divided than it’s ever been, and everyone is so eager for their opinions to be heard. You can disagree with someone and still love them well. In fact, scripture calls us to it. No one should be exempt from our love just because of political or personal disagreements.

  3. Life is about encouraging and loving others, not about you personally being encouraged. We are not saying to exclude encouragers from your life and never receive encouragement. In fact, we believe you should surround yourself with encouraging friends and mentors. But we need to be constantly seeking ways to encourage others.

  4. Modesty is humility. The definition of conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power of the income or of the accumulated wealth of the buyer. When we flash our wealth and seek to impress others with what we have, we are not being modest or humble. If we really want to be humble and show the power of God instead of our own power, we will learn to get out of the way.

  5. Humility pleases God and provokes Him to grace. James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” God not only requires us to walk in humility but He also opposes our pride. If we don't intentionally put on humility every day, God will look for an opportunity to humble us.


Tim closes by sharing some of his favorite verses on humility. Ephesians 4:1-3 says, "I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Humility is a requirement for us to do what we are called to do here on earth. Philippians 2:3-4 says, "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” If we want to be ethical, we must do justice, love kindness, and walk in humility. Thank you for joining us in this short series on ethics. We will be back next week with a new episode! We love you guys!


QUOTES


“Sometimes people believe humility is synonymous with weakness, but it's actually the most powerful position to have.” -Kimberly


“In the giving we are fueled because when we serve others, we are functioning in our purpose from the Lord.” -Kimberly


“Make your life about other people.” -Tim


“Living a life of humility makes us grateful for the position God has placed us in, and we become satisfied with what God has called us to.” -TIm


REFERENCED SCRIPTURE


Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”


James 4:6 “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”


Ephesians 4:1-3 "I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”


Philippians 2:3-4 "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”



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