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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.

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).


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Messages from Church Leaders

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“Jesus Teaches that We Must Become as Little Children”

“Our Hands, His Hands; Our Hearts, His Heart”

“Step 7: Humility—Holly’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery”

“Humility and Love”

“Choose to Be Humble”

“The Empowerment of Humility”

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Tabernacle Choir Videos

Come, Let Us Anew

Learning Resources

Church Magazines

Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Meek and Humble,” Ensign, August 2015

Wendy Ulrich, “It Isn’t a Sin to Be Weak,” Ensign, April 2015

Larry E. Morris, “The Life of Martin Harris: Patterns of Humility and Repentance,” Ensign, July 2012

Feeling the Love of the Lord through Humility,” Ensign, October 2004

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Humble,” New Era, September 2002

C. Richard Chidester, “No Place for Pride,” Ensign, March 1990

Frank L. Craven, “Humility in a Hotel Lobby,” New Era, November 1982

Study Manuals

In the News

BYU Easter Conference: ‘Walking in the Light of His Love,’Church News

1960 Christmas Most Memorable for Board Member,” Church News

Friends and Family Remember Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin,” Newsroom

Transcript: President Uchtdorf Addresses Church History Symposium,” Newsroom

Teachings of Presidents of the Church




Humility,” The Latter-day Saints Channel Q&A, episode 14

Step 7: Humility,” Addiction Recovery Program