Updated: Apr 11, 2018
HUMIL'ITY, noun [Latin humilitas.]
1. In ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance; humbleness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth. In theology, humility consists in lowliness of mind; a deep sense of one's own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will.
Before honor is humility Proverbs 15:33.
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. Acts 20:19.
2. Act of submission.
With these humilities they satisfied the young king.
Luke 14:11 11 "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Never place yourself above anyone, not even great sinners. Humility often saves a sinner who has committed many transgressions.
St. Basil the Great (+379) On Humility