In their ongoing series “Passing the 21 Tests of Leadership,” Larry and LaVerne Kreider explore the importance of self-honesty, accountability, and the humbling act of letting go of pride. By embracing genuine humility, they share how it positively impacts our lives and leadership roles.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “I have met two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble, and the humble who are afraid they are proud. There should be another class: the self-forgetful who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest.” —A.W. Tozer
  • “Pride, I find, gives a leader an exaggerated sense of his own importance.”
  • “At the heart of humility is honesty. Knowing who you really are and admitting it honestly is humility. Pride can only develop in the heart of someone who refuses to be honest with themselves.” —Floyd McClung
  • “Often, we learn to walk in humility by submitting to authority.”
  • “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” —Rick Warren


  • 1 Peter 5:5-7
  • Walking in humility allows God’s grace and divine favor to be present in our lives.
  • In essence, humility acknowledges that apart from Jesus, we can do nothing.
  • Isaiah 57:14-15
  • Matthew 11:29
  • James 3:17
  • James 3:14-16

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