Genesis 3.7 shows sin to be self-conscious: “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”
Humility, however, is altogether different.
1A. THE EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY (Philippians 2.1-10)
2A. THE POSTURE OF HUMILITY (Matthew 18.3-4)
3A. THE INSIGHT/HONESTY OF HUMILITY (Psalm 69.29, 32)
4A. THE REWARDS OF HUMILITY (Psalm 9.12; 10.17)
1B. Immediate reward - Grace (James 4.6; First Peter 5.5)
2B. Eventual reward - Exaltation (Matthew 23.12; James 4.10; First Peter 5.6)
Are you humble? How do you react when you are rebuked, rejected, ridiculed, disappointed, betrayed, etc?
Your reactions are a wonderful and usually accurate indicator for humility, the place where God’s grace is found.