What does it take to live humbly? Why does God want us to live this way anyways? If you are trying too hard to be humble, then are you really humble? We’re exposing three lies that many of us believe that prevent us from being the people God intends us to be.



Assess your walk NOT your neighbors’ walk.


[James 4:11-12]

 Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters.If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?


[Romans 8:16]

For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.




[James 4:10]

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.


[James 3:17]

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.


[Galatians 6:1]

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.


Correction is different from judgment.Judgment gets to say what you are, but is not responsible for who you are.


[1 John 2:1]

My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.




[James 4:13-17]

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”  Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.


[Job 14:5]

You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live,  and we are not given a minute longer.


[Psalm 139:16]

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.


The filter is “What does God want me to do next?”


[James 4:17] 

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.




[James 5:1-6]

Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment.  For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every desire. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter.You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.


Americans are wealthier than the rest of the world.

If you make more than $150 a week, you are wealthier than 85% of the world. — Ourworldanddata.org — source


Application Questions

  1. What stood out to you from this message and why?
  2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?
  3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?
  4. How will this message change how you act at home, work and in the your relationships?