Series: Proverbs: A Word to the Wise
Topic: Be Humble
Text: Proverbs 27:2, James 4:10 and Matthew 18:1-4
SCRIPTURE: Humility doesn’t come naturally, does it? And our culture doesn’t seem to honor it either. Jesus’ disciples struggled too. Talk about Matthew 18:1-4. What did Jesus mean by His words about children?
ACCOUNTABILITY: We talk about valuing ourselves as creations of God, and yet we are taught to be humble throughout Scripture. How do these two things work together?
TRANSFORMATION: “Pride” is the subject of much of the Bible. We are shown examples of where pride can take us and what it does to ourselves and our relationships. Talk with your group about some personal battles with pride.
Conversely, talk about “humility.” Who do you know who seems truly humble? Why do you see them that way?
“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” Thomas Merton