“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” – Matthew 18:3
What is the formula for humility? How can we acquire this vague spiritual virtue? Because pride is nebulous and vague evil, it is easily disguised and comes to us in many forms. It is no surprise that most people who claim to be humble are actually proud. It is also no surprise that many things that are called humility are actually not humility.
So how can we know when someone is actually humble or proud? Jesus Christ the Son of God came to this world to show us the way to humility, the truth about humility and the life of humility.
The answer to pride is simple – be a child or be servant! Jesus said, ” Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child…” This is important because Jesus is telling us that a child is humble. I would not have thought of a child as being humble or having virtues.
Humility is the most important virtue for Christians because it is what makes you great in the kingdom. (Matthew 18:4). Who wouldn’t want to be great in the kingdom of God? If you want to be great in the kingdom, study all you can about humility and put it into action.