Two kinds of humility.
Outside humility and inside humility. Human-wisdom-rooted humility and Spirit-rooted humility. Worldly-humility and other-worldly humility. The humility politicians and we Christian leaders have perfected, and real humility. Outward niceness, is not humility.
The humble are not defensive, not ambitious, not competitive, but rather are content, and enjoyers of everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is.
How can we become more humble? Only by the work of the Spirit, freshly convicting us of our pride/self-reliance. So we get no credit for any measure of humility we might have. And it doesn't last long in my experience, because our human-wisdom influences us way-too much. As does the human-wisdom of others.
-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, not a great practicer of what he preaches
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