Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV)
Humility is the attitude of one who knows, sees, and carries himself the way God knows and sees him. God knows and sees us in Christ. Ephesians 1:4 (NLT) Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
So until you have come to the true knowledge of who you’re in Christ you remain far from being humble.
As long as you know, see, define, and put confidence in who you are from the view point of the natural, physical beauty, mental prowess, ethnicity, socio-economic power, talent, gifting, ability, training, education, experience and accomplishments you’re not yet clothed with humility.
Who you’re in Christ is God’s doing. It is God who birthed and formed you in Christ. Ephesians 2:10 (MSG) No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Therefore everything good, beneficial, and advantageous about you is because of Christ. It is all because you’re in Christ and Christ is you. In other words you owe it all to Him.
Humility is boasting in Christ. 1Corinthians 1:31 (NIV) Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” Humility is boasting in what God has made us to be and what He has done through us in Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:31 (GNT) So then, as the scripture says, “Whoever wants to boast must boast of what the Lord has done.” Boast about the life, peace, blessing, goodness, favor, victory and every other benefit God has given you in Christ. That’s humility. See yourself, what you have, and what you can do as from God through Christ. Live, and relate with people with that attitude. That’s how you clothe yourself with humility.