Declaring June to Now Be the Month Of Humility and Humbleness
1200 Words By — Pat Gunther
May 31, 2023
Just what is Humility and Humbleness? Is everyone really sure?
Here is a comparison of Google, Merriam-Webster, and the Cambridge dictionary, and they do not all agree.
From Google: “Humility is the quality of being humble. a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness.
Merriam-Webster The meaning of HUMILITY is freedom from pride or arrogance
Cambridge Dictionary: low in rank or position – poor
Because of these conflicting viewpoints, I asked the LORD: “Lord, what does it mean to be humble?”
“Being humble is knowing and accepting your gifts and talents, and knowing Whom to thank.”
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
These last two statements sure do agree with FREEDOM FROM PRIDE AND ARROGANCE, The Lord’s explanation does not even imply a sense of low self esteem, unworthiness or poverty.
At the end of this calendar you will find a link to an article from THE WELL MIND further explaining the art and practice of humbleness.
With that clarification, this column welcomes Pat Gunther’s presentation on HUMBLE and Freedom From Pride Month. We think it is a very worthwhile study.
Here is what God says ARE the rewards of HUMBLENESS as found in the Holy Scriptures as assembled by Pat. We hope it will be printed off and taped next to your own calendar. — M. LaClair
Let’s make June the Month of Humility and Humbleness – remember in Whose image we are made, male and female created He them – bow before our Creator and be grateful not for who we are but Whose we are!
First, read Psalm 10, A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil
June 1 * 2 Chronicles 7:14 (All verses taken from New KJV)
“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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
June 2 – Psalm 9:12 “When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble.”
June 3 – Psalm 10:17 “You have heard the desire of the humble’ You will prepare their heart.”
June 4 – Psalm 69:32 “The humble shall see this and be glad; and you who seek God, your hearts shall live.”
June 5 – Psalm 34:2 “My soul shall make it’s boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.”
June 6 – Psalm 113:6 “Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?”
June 7 – Psalm 35:13 “But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting…”
June 8 – Proverbs 29:23 “A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.”
June 9 – Proverbs 16:19 “Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”
June 10 – Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom and before honor is humility.”
June 11 – Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.”
June 12 – Isaiah 57:15 “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble,…’ “
June 13 – Isaiah 2:11 “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down…”
June 14 – Isaiah 10:33 “The Lord of hosts, will lop off the bough of terror; those of high stature will be hewn down, and the haughty will be humbled…”
June 15 – Matthew 23:12 “And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
June 16 – James 4:6 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says, ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ “
June 17 – James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
June 18 – Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
June 19 – 1 Peter 5:5b “…Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ “
June 20 – 1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,…”
June 21 – 2 Kings 22:19 “…because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the Lord…”
June 22 – 2 Chronicles 12:6 “So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves…”
June 23 – 2 Chronicles 32:26 “Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart…”
June 24 – 2 Chronicles 33:23 “And he did not humble himself before the Lord as his father Manasseh had humbled himself…”
June 25 – 2 Chronicles 34:27 “because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words.”
June 26 – 2 Chronicles 36:12 “He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord.”
June 27 – Philippians 2:8 “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
June 28 – Acts 20:19 “…serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials…”
June 29 – Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering:”
June 30 – * 2 Chronicles 7:14
“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 I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
N.B ./ Nota Bene / Note Well.
From VeryWellMind.com: Humility is the ability to view yourself accurately as an individual with talents as well as flaws while being void of arrogance and low self-esteem.1
Humility isn’t always seen as a strength but sometime’s thought of as a weakness. Some believe that humility is having low opinions of yourself, low self-esteem, and a lack of confidence. It is in fact the opposite, humility is having the self-esteem to understand that even though you are doing well, you do not have to brag or gloat about it. From VeryWellMind.com “Why is it important to be humble”