Humility is a word that sounds like it should define someone. It is a noun which means it is not an adjective. Which means that it does not define or describe someone. A noun is a person, place, or thing. That means that if humility is a noun then humility must be a person, place, or thing. But how could humility be a person. The world uses humility as an adjective, the dictionary uses humility as a noun, but the Lord uses humility as a verb. A verb is an action. Like run, jump, or hide. Well, humility's action word is to be humble.
Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Have you noticed that God never gives a special task to someone who he has not already humbled. Take Moses or Noah for examples. Moses, before God used him to free his people, was a self-righteous, kind of guy who lived with the highest of highest officials, pharoah. He was treated like royalty and you would never think that the man who saved all of isreal would have been a murderer. Well after he did some wrong things and ran away from home, he found himself alone, unwanted, and in a place in his life that was a perfect timing to be humbled.
Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
Noah on the other hand, was humbled by the rejection, criticism, and mistreating that he was given by all of the people who thought that building a boat in the middle of the dessert was a kook idea. He was humbled by God's grace and set apart from the others (along with his family) and by that obedience, he was saved.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.