"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (1 Peter 5:5). We need all the grace we can get, so how do we grow in humility? Philippians chapter 2 is the answer. This chapter is all about developing your personality in Christ. The dominant personality trait espoused in this chapter is humility through service and sacrifice. The first 11 verses describe the mind of Christ as the spirit of humility. (There is a timeline of humility's present, past, and future.)
Humility's Present - encouraged by a stirring appeal, vv. 1-5.
Humility's Past - exhibited by His sterling example, vv. 5-8.
Humility's Future - exalted by His supreme glory, vv. 9-11.
2 Corinthians 8:9
1 Peter 5:6