Humility is not a highly valued characteristic today. We look more to strength and self esteem. People often see humility as weakness, and we certainly don’t want that. The very nature of our political and corporate system requires self promotion. To get ahead we must show that we are better then the other guy. Paul, however, writes just the opposite. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”(Philippians 2:3) This, he says is the very nature of Jesus that we are to emulate. This is not weakness. It is possible to accomplish many things, but doing them to the glory of God, and for the good of others. According to Jesus, it is when we are willing to live in humility before God that He exalts us. As we humble ourselves in service to others, we have God’s esteem, and that it far better than self-esteem.