For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty
Humility is contrary to pride; and therefore consists:
1. In a contentedness with that degree and state which God has assigned us.
2. In mean thoughts of ourselves, esteeming ourselves no greater, wiser, or better than we are.
3. In a willingness and desire that others should not think of us, or speak of us, or use us, as greater, or
wiser, or better than we are; that they should give us not more honor, praise, or love than is our due;
the redundancy being but a deceit or lie, and an abuse of us and them.
4. In the avoiding of all inordinate aspiring endeavors, and a contented exercise of our assigned offices,
and doing the meanest works of our own places.
5. In the avoiding of all ostentation or appearance of that greatness, wisdom, or goodness which we have
not; and fitting our speeches, apparel, provisions, furniture, and all our deportment and behavior to
the meanness of our parts, and place, and worth.
This is the very nature of humility.
Richard Baxter Christian Directory
Grace frees you from boasting in what isn't your own, including ascribing your repenting and believing to your own sound judgment or good sense. Grace makes us glory in Christ alone, even for these blessings. (monergism)