God Accepts the Humble Man

Luke 18:13-14  (God Justifies the Humble)
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

1 Corinthians 1:28-29  (God chooses the Lowly)
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea , and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (God hears and forgives the Humble)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Psalm 10:17 (God hears the prays of the humble and enables them to hear from him)
17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare h their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psalms 34:18 (God saves the Humble)
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 149:4 (God grants salvation to the humble)
4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.

Psalms 116:6-9 (God saves when we are brought Low)
The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Job 22:29 (words of Eliphaz)
29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble h person.

Isaiah 66:2  (The Lord looks at the humble who tremble at his word)
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

2 Chronicles 34:27 (God listens to men because they are humble.)
27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD

2 Chronicles 33:12-13 (KJV) (God listens to wicked men when they humble themselves before him)
12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers , 13 And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God .

1 Kings 21:29 (KJV) (God spares wicked men when they humble themselves before him)
Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house .

Men of God walk in Humility

Psalm 25:9 (God reveals his way to the Humble)
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Isaiah 57:15  (God dwells with and revives the Humble)
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place , with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Proverbs 22:4  (Blessings come to the humble who fear the Lord)
4 By b humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

Jeremiah (a man Must be directed by the Lord in daily life)
23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. 24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Philippians 2:3-11  (Jesus is our example)
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 † Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion a as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Psalm 37:11  (The Humble will be rewarded in the end)
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Revelation 4:10-11 (KJV) (The job of some men will be to continually lower themselves before God and to lift him up for eternity)
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying , 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created .

Commands to Humility

Ecclesiastes 5:2  (commands to humility)
2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing a before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Romans 11:20  (commands to humility)
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Micah 6:8  (commands to humility)
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk b humbly with thy God?

Colossians 3:12  (commands to humility)12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Ephesians 4:1-3 (KJV) (commands to humility)
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lorda , beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called , 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love ; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace .

Mat 18:3-4 (KJV) (become like little Children)
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

God Opposes the Proud, but gives Grace to the Humble

James 4:6  (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble)
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

1 Peter 5:5-6  (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble)
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Proverbs 3:34  (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble)
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 15:33 (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 18:12  (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 29:23  (God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble)
23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Psalm 138:6 
 6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Proverbs 11:2 (The humble are wise)
2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom

God lifts up the Humble

James 4:10  (God lifts up the Humble)
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter 5:5-6  (God exalts the humble in his time)
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Psalm 147:6  (God lowers the proud but lifts us the humble)
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Matthew 23:12  (God lowers the proud but lifts us the humble)
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Luke 1:52  (God lowers the proud but lifts us the humble)
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Luke 14:10-11  (God lifts up the Humble)
10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Examples of Humility

1 Kings 3:7  (Solomon approached God in Humility and received his request)
7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12 (KJV) (Though David acknowledged Solomon's wisdom, Solomon was still humble enough that he sought the Lord for wisdom and not just his own.)
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great ? 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king : 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

Psalm 141:5  
5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness a: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Matthew 8:7-10 (KJV) (The Man of Greatest faith in Israel was Humble)
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him . 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed . 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man , Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it . 10 When Jesus heard it , he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel .

Luke 7:7-9 (KJVT) (The Man of Greatest faith in Israel was Humble)
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed . 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto onea , Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it . 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel . 1

John 1:27  (Here is John the Baptists attitude)
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

John 3:29-30  (Here is John the Baptists attitude)
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

Luke 7:28 (KJV) (Humility is utterly important in the kingdom of God)
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

1 Corinthians 15:9-10  (Paul's attitude)
9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Ephesians 3:8  ... (Paul's attitude)
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

1 Timothy 1:15  ... (Paul's attitude)
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

2 Corinthians 11:30  (Paul boasts of weakness and God's grace to sustain him)
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12:5-12  (Christs power rested on Paul when he acknowledged his weakness)
5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. 6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be , or that he heareth of me. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Luke 22:24-27 (Jesus's word for his serve is diakoneo, so Paul realizing the Christ is greater than himself uses the lower word for himself, douleo, in keeping with the idea Jesus states here.)   
24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that sitteth at meat ? but I am among you as he that serveth.

John 13:14-16  (Since Jesus is our Lord we should seek to lower ourselves below him)
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. 16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

a of the Lord: or, in the Lord

a one: Gr. this man

1 The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Logos Research Systems, Inc.: Oak Harbor, WA