When I’m regularly reading the Bible there are many times that I struggle with some of the deeper understanding of it. I feel like I am unaware of the important cultural and historical context of certain passages, or even whole books.
Taking time to focus on someone else or a cause bigger than us is a great way to move toward humility. It causes us to take the focus off ourselves and consider others. An added benefit of volunteering is friendship.
Occasionally it helps me to take a step back and look at the big picture. At work, in our family and on projects, having an understanding of the big picture is crucial. It answers the question of “Why are we doing this?”