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Sacrament Lessons

I. Humility
1. Men who are humble and meek, by proud men considered weak,
By The Lord are never despised, but truly favored in God’s eyes.
The Lord will exalt humble men; for this is in His Word my friend,
They will be lifted up by The Lord, as by God they’re not ignored.

On the cross there was no pride, as Jesus Christ our Savior died.
Christ had displayed for us humility, as The Savior of all humanity.
The Eternal God, far from weak, was to all men humble and meek.
God’s example is for all to behold, and His Word will not grow old.
Excerpt from Humility and Pride by Bob Gotti 5/2006
2. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
3. “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done
to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I
am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the
door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and above is trouble.”
― Andrew Murray
4. “I believe that the first test of a great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his
power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through
them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly
― John Ruskin
5. “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility
6. “The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all
that he does.”
― Thomas à Kempis, The Inner Life
7. “One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.”
― Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet
8. “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in
our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a
deaf world.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

II. Humility
To be humble is to recognize gratefully our dependence on the Lord—to understand that we have
constant need for His support. Humility is an acknowledgment that our talents and abilities are gifts from
God. It is not a sign of weakness, timidity, or fear; it is an indication that we know where our true strength
lies. We can be both humble and fearless. We can be both humble and courageous.

Additional Information
Jesus Christ is our greatest example of humility. During His mortal ministry, He always acknowledged that
His strength came because of His dependence on His Father. He said: “I can of mine own self do nothing. .
. . I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me” (John 5:30).
The Lord will strengthen us as we humble ourselves before Him. James taught: “God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace unto the humble. . . . Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up”
(James 4:6, 10).

—See True to the Faith (2004), 86-87


To make meek and teachable, or the condition of being meek and teachable. Humility includes recognizing our dependence upon God and desiring
to submit to his will.
God led thee forty years in the wilderness to humble thee:Deut. 8:2;
I humbled my soul with fasting:Ps. 35:13;
Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king:Eccl. 4:13;
The Lord dwells with him that is humble:Isa. 57:15;
Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven:Matt. 18:4;
He that shall humble himself shall be exalted:Matt. 23:12; ( Luke 14:11; Luke 18:14; )
Jesus humbled himself and became obedient unto death:Philip. 2:8; ( Luke 22:42; Luke 23:46; )
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble:1 Pet. 5:5–6; ( 2 Ne. 9:42; )
Humble yourselves in the depths of humility:Mosiah 4:11; ( 2 Ne. 9:42; 3 Ne. 12:2; )
Have ye been sufficiently humble?:Alma 5:27–28;
The more humble part of the people became stronger in their humility:Hel. 3:33–35;
I give unto men weakness that they may be humble:Ether 12:27;
Humility is a qualification for baptism:D&C 20:37;
Humble yourselves before me and you shall see me and know that I am:D&C 67:10;
Be thou humble and the Lord shall give thee answer to thy prayers:D&C 112:10;
Let him that is ignorant learn wisdom by humbling himself:D&C 136:32;
The Spirit is sent forth to enlighten the humble:D&C 136:33;
“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of
heaven” (Matthew 18:3–4).
What is it we should learn from children? What qualities do they possess and what examples do they
demonstrate that can help us in our own spiritual development?

These precious children of God come to us with believing hearts. They are full of faith and receptive to
feelings of the Spirit. They exemplifyhumility, obedience, and love. They are often the first to love and
the first to forgive.
Many of us live or work in an environment where humility is often misunderstood and considered a
weakness. Not many corporations or institutions include humility as a value statement or a desired
characteristic of their management. Yet as we learn about the workings of God, the power of a humble
and submissive spirit becomes apparent. In the kingdom of God, greatness begins with humility and
submissiveness. These companion virtues are the first critical steps to opening the doors to the
blessings of God and the power of the priesthood. It matters not who we are or how lofty our credentials
appear. Humility and submissiveness to the Lord, coupled with a grateful heart, are our strength and our
hope. The Empowerment of Humility
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
October 2003

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example of Humility

In this, as in all things, Jesus Christ is our perfect example. Whereas Lucifer tried to change the Father’s
plan of salvation and obtain honor for himself, the Savior said, “Father, thy will be done, and the glory be
thine forever.” 17 Despite His magnificent abilities and accomplishments, the Savior was always meek and
Pride and the Priesthood
•Dieter F. Uchtdorf
•October 2010 General Conference