Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Humility

  • "Humility is the essence of repentance. Humility is selfless, not selfish. It doesn’t demand its own way or speak with moral superiority. Instead, humility answers softly and listens kindly for understanding, not vindication. Humility recognizes that no one can change someone else, but with faith, effort, and the help of God, we can undergo our own mighty change of heart. Experiencing the mighty change of heart causes us to treat others, especially our spouses, with meekness. Humility means that both husbands and wives seek to bless, help, and lift each other, putting the other first in every decision."

    —L. Whitney Clayton, "Marriage: Watch and Learn"
    Topics: Humility

  • "But humility is not something reserved to be taught only to children. We must all strive to become more humble. Humility is essential to gain the blessings of the gospel. Humility enables us to have broken hearts when we sin or make mistakes and makes it possible for us to repent. Humility enables us to be better parents, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, neighbors and friends."

    —Steven E. Snow, "Be Thou Humble"
    Topics: Humility

  • "Humility is not something reserved to be taught only to children. We must all strive to become more humble. Humility is essential to gain the blessings of the gospel. Humility enables us to have broken hearts when we sin or make mistakes and makes it possible for us to repent. Humility enables us to be better parents, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, neighbors and friends."

    —Steven E. Snow, "Be Thou Humble"
    Topics: Humility

  • "Discipleship requires us not only to learn our duty, make correct decisions, and act in accordance with them, but also essential is our developing the willingness and the ability to accept God’s will, even if it does not match our righteous desires or preferences."

    —Jorge F. Zeballos, "If You Will Be Responsible"
    Topics: Humility

  • "My beloved friends, my dear brethren, ask yourselves, “Where is my treasure?” Is your heart set on the convenient things of this world, or is it focused on the teachings of the diligent Jesus Christ?"

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Lord, Is It I?"
    Topics: Eye Single to Glory of God, Humility

  • "“Lord, Is It I?” I wonder what each of us would do if we were asked that question by the Savior. Would we look at those around us and say in our hearts, “He’s probably talking about Brother Johnson. I’ve always wondered about him,” or “I’m glad Brother Brown is here. He really needs to hear this message”? Or would we, like those disciples of old, look inward and ask that penetrating question: “Is it I?” In these simple words, “Lord, is it I?” lies the beginning of wisdom and the pathway to personal conversion and lasting change."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Lord, Is It I?"
    Topics: Humility, Repentance

  • "The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough. Pride is ugly. It says, “If you succeed, I am a failure.”"

    —Ezra Taft Benson, "Beware of Pride"
    Topics: Humility

  • "Humility is not something reserved to be taught only to children. We must all strive to become more humble. Humility is essential to gain the blessings of the gospel. Humility enables us to have broken hearts when we sin or make mistakes and makes it possible for us to repent. Humility enables us to be better parents, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, neighbors and friends."

    —Elder Steven E. Snow, "Be Thou Humble"
    Topics: Humility

  • "Acknowledge and face your weaknesses, but don’t be immobilized by them."

    —Jorg Klebingat, "Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence"
    Topics: Humility

  • "In these simple words, “Lord, is it I?” lies the beginning of wisdom and the pathway to personal conversion and lasting change."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Lord, Is It I?"
    Topics: Humility