• are not selfish (Philippians 2:3). They do “nothing out of selfish ambition” (Philippians 2:3 NIV). They aren’t self-centered.
• do not “try to impress others” (Philippians 2:3). They do “nothing out of vain conceit” (Philippians 2:3 NIV). They don’t seek glory for themselves.
• are always “thinking of others as better than [themselves]” (Philippians 2:3). They see the great value in others.
• don’t “look out only for [their] own interests, but take an interest in others, too” (Philippians 2:4). They balance the needs of others with their own needs.
To be humble, we need to move away from “self” to “others” - pursuing lowliness (Philippians 2:3) and helpfulness (Philippians 2:4).
Bible commentator Warren Wiersbe succinctly summed it up: “The humble person is not one who thinks meanly of himself; he simply does not think of himself at all!”