- Humility is not humiliation, it is the nobel choice to forgo your status and use your influence for the good of others before yourself.
- Humility does does not make your great, just like being great does not make you humble. Humility makes the great greater.
Humility is common sense.
- We don’t know everything. Expertise in one area counts for very little in another area.
- To preach well in our church, we have to listen to the wisdom that is in the pew. We don’t know everything about everything.
Humility is beautiful
- We are more attracted to the great that are humble than we are to the great that know they are great and want us to know it to.
- Humility has not always been beautiful. It actually meant slave in ancient Greece.
- Jesus’ crucifixion changed the view of humility in the ancient world.
- The Bible was the first text to connect greatness with humility.
- Western culture has been profoundly changed by the cross. The cross changed everything.
Humility is generative
- Humility generates new knowledge.
- The humble place is the learning place.
- The humble place is the place of flourishing.
Humility is persuasive
- A person’s humility makes them believable.
- Character compels
- When a leader is humble, we aspire to be like them because they, for a moment seem to be just like us and us just like them.
Four tools of leadership:
Ability Authority Character Persuasion