Be Strong and Humble!

There is no need to debate; arrogance is in direct opposition to godliness because it exalts self above all, and especially, above God.

The story of King Nebuchadnezzar is one example of pride bringing a person low. When Nebuchadnezzar took credit for building his kingdom on his own, he was banished to the wilderness by God, living like an animal, and it wasn’t until he gave God the credit due Him that he was restored to his kingdom, saying: “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37; Daniel 4:28-37).

Love is the opposite of arrogance because it exalts others above self. The life of Jesus exemplifies this. He came to serve and to give His life for others. Jesus told His disciples, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:42–45).

Unquestionably, arrogance is clearly a sin, however I pray that we all remember that we can be strong, kind, bold, humble and proud without being arrogant or prideful (Prov 16:18). Our confidence comes from God, which means we cannot exalt ourselves above Him, as He is the source of all things good in our lives. “‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends” (2 Corinthians 10:17–18).

C.S. Lewis wrote, “As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”







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