Mark 7:20-22 (NLT) And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.

1 Timothy 3:6 (NLT) A church leader must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall. 

Ezekiel 16:49-50 (NLT) Sodom’s sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. 50 She was proud and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen.

2 Chronicles 32:26 (NLT) Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride, as did the people of Jerusalem. So the Lord’s anger did not fall on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.

Ephesians 5:25-26 (NLT) For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.

Proverb 15:33 (NLT) Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.

Proverb 18:12 (NLT) Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.

Proverb 22:4 (NLT) True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.

Proverb 29:23 (NLT) Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.

1 Peter 5:5-6 (TPT) In the same way, the younger ones should willingly support the leadership of the elders. In every relationship, each of you must wrap around yourself the apron of a humble servant. Because: God resists you when you are proud but multiplies grace and favor when you are humble. 6 If you bow low in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands.

Micah 6:8 (NLT) No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Isaiah 57:15 (NLT) The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this:
“I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

Matthew 18:4 (NLT) So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 23:12 (NLT) But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.


Today I humble myself under God’s Word. God’s Word is the final authority in my life. I choose humility! I defer my will to the Lord’s incredible mind! God is sovereign! God is my king. 

Today I submit to the Holy Spirit, who is my counselor. I submit to God’s love toward me, in me, and out of me toward others. 

I am God-conscious. I am aware of His thoughts. I am aware of His Impressions. I am aware of His signals. I think about Him, about others, and not myself. 

I do not focus on my limitations, weaknesses, or lack of… My attention is on His power, His love, and His ability inside of me. I submit to His love in me, flowing out to others! I submit to His ability to curb my earthly and carnal motivations. 

My ambition is to magnify Him and not myself - for Him to get the credit and not live for status! 

I die to arrogance and self-importance! I die to comparisons and competitions with other humans! I die to collecting material possessions to validate my life. My trophies are not things I possess, but my family and the people I serve!