Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.Galatians 6:1-6 NIV
What does being humble look like?
Is it like Kendrick’s Humble? Or is it like Mary Magdelene?
C.S. Lewis sums up humility when writes, “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
However, pride attempts to use comparison to either help us feel better or worse about ourselves by looking at others.
When Paul is describing humility in Chapter 6, he is revealing what living by grace looks in community.
It is balanced with “carry each others burdens” and also with testing our own actions.
Humility thrives in community when we have the conviction that we are better together.
Humility is best found in our ability to walk the seasons with those around us, without judgement or prejudice. In the same way, there are times where we may need to receive it.
How does this verse impact the way you view humility?