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A prominent Christian grace (Romans 12:3 ; 15:17,18 ; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7 ; 2 co 3:5 ; Philippians 4:11-13 ). It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Peter 3:4 ); it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Psalm 69:32,33 ), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22 ).

Christ has set us an example of humility (Philippians 2:6-8 ). We should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lamentations 3:39 ), and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Proverbs 16:18 ), and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Psalm 147:6 ; Isaiah 57:15 ; 66:2 ; 1 Peter 5:5 ). It is a "great paradox in Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory."

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Humility'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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