Genesis 33 - Key


And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Now that's humility. Jacob called Esau his lord, and he called himself Esau's servant. He insisted on blessing Esau with a gift. Even though Jacob was the one who was the Lord's servant, and had the birthright and the blessing, he humbled himself to his brother Esau.

We might think of Esau as the bad guy in this story, and Jacob as the good guy. Even when we think of ourselves as "the good guys" in a situation, and the other person as "the bad guy," we should be willing to humble ourselves.


When I get into conflicts with people in my family, even if I'm I think I'm right and they're wrong, I'll humble myself.

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