False Humility – Part 1

I’ve come to realize in the process of time that the word humility can only be explained with two terms which are symmetrically intertwined, that is, one does not go without another. Horizontal Humility and Vertical Humility is how I’ve chosen to weave this definition of humility.

The horizontal has primarily to do with our relationship with people (that is, those on the same level with us) whereas the vertical strictly is humility to God (the one on a higher level than us – the Supreme Deity).
Humility must be entire, without pretentious hypocrisy. False Humility is simply humility drenched in hypocrisy.

Humility must be entire, without pretentious hypocrisy. False Humility is simply humility drenched in hypocrisy.

We can easily do things that people will consider humble, because people are watching and yet we find it difficult to do things God considers humble, for example, apologizing first or apologizing even if the other party is in the wrong. Feigning humility before flesh and blood is a waste of time. We must allow God to make us do things which I describe as “hard-core humility”; going really low because God is actually impressing upon you to.

Consider Psalms 23:1-2, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me besides the still waters. “

Wait a minute, did you see, “… He makes me…? “ Without the psalmist consenting, the Lord would not be able to make him. And this is the vertical humility I’m talking about here, allowing the Most High to make you: to make you have respect for others especially the poor and strangers, to make you give willingly without bragging about it on social media, to make you render sincere apologies without murmuring, to make you give a helping hand when no one is around to applaud, to make you keep your promises without breaking them, to make you to stop taking people for granted and above all to make you do all these and more.

Because our humility isn’t to God first, we easily fall short to practicing false humility. But if you allow the Lord to make you, surely, goodness and mercies shall follow you all the days of your life. Amen. (Psalms 23:6)

Published by Samuel Entsua-Mensah

Rev Samuel E. Entsua-Mensah is a young pastor who has deep passion for the truth to save dying souls from the tentacles of sin and deception. He holds a Bachelor's in Theology and Biblical Studies. He's happily married to Philomina Entsua-Mensah affectionately called Maame Baahwa and they current live in the Netherlands.

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