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Sunday, March 25 With humility consider others superior to you.​—Phil. 2:3.


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Sunday, March 25

With humility consider others superior to you.—Phil. 2:3.

A humble person is generally also a modest person, able to estimate accurately his own abilities and achievements, to acknowledge his mistakes, and to accept suggestions and new ideas. Humility greatly pleases Jehovah. In the Bible, modesty similarly refers to having a proper estimate of ourselves and an awareness of our limitations. In the original language of the text, the emphasis seems to be on how that awareness should affect our behavior toward others. When might we start to think or act immodestly? Consider a few of the warning signs. We might be taking ourselves or our privileges too seriously. (Rom. 12:16) We might be drawing attention to ourselves in inappropriate ways. (1 Tim. 2:9, 10) Or we might be advocating strong opinions solely on the basis of our position, connections, or personal thinking—not even being aware that we have crossed the line from modesty to presumptuousness.—1 Cor. 4:6. w17.01 3:6-8

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Some years ago, a brother who was being trained as a substitute C.O., asked an experienced C.O. what he thought was the most important quality a C.O. should have. He thought the answer was going to be something other than what the C.O. told him. His answer was, "humility."

 

Think about it.

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Humility and being modest often work hands in hand with each other. They team up well together.   These are endearing qualities we should always put into practice when it comes to dealing with our brothers. The foremost reason being that we love them.  When we practice and cultivate these two qualities we allow lowliness of mind to take root in our hearts and put that of having a presumptuous arrogant attitude behind us.
 

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