Humility an UGLY word according to human standards. To most Romans, humility meant weakness, the groveling of the defeated, and the disposition of a human doormat incapable of standing up for himself. But Christianity turns Roman values upside down. A word Rome despises – humility – becomes a cornerstone virtue in God’s church.

Humility combines selflessness, strength and courage. Far from weakness, Christian humility is a force that saves people, transforms the church, and changes the world.

Humility isn’t modesty nor is it courtesy although both are admirable; I would even say necessary to a well-ordered society.

What, then, is humility?

There are two Kinds of Humility:

God ward humility was defined by Noah Webster in his 1828 dictionary as: “lowliness of mind; a deep sense of one’s own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will.”  Without this humility we cannot be saved, for without it there is no acknowledgement of God’s holiness or our sin; there is no casting of ourselves upon God’s mercy in Christ. The man without god ward humility sees no need of a Savior. He can get along well enough on his own, thank you very much!!!!!!