By Undre Griggs, Jr
Christians are expected to have many honorable traits, but one of the greatest traits of any Christian is humility. While overlooked by many, humility is necessary to build a foundation with Christ as the Chief Cornerstone. Humility affords you the ability to learn through correction. It affords you the ability to repent when you are doing wrong in the eyes of the Lord.
If you do not have humility, how can you...
Matthew 18:32-33: Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’
Admit when you are wrong and handle correction?
Proverbs 15:32: Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
Proverbs 12:1: Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Convert the lost?
Philippians 2:3-8: Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Most importantly, if you do not have humility, how can you be baptized and ask Christ to forgive you of your sin?