Humility is Strength

Brian Houston, senior pastor at Hillsong Church, which has locations all around the world, once said, “Pride refuses to be taught. Humility refuses not to be.”  Yes indeed!  I’ll give an amen to that.  I know it to be true, unfortunately, because I discovered it the hard way.

The Holy Scriptures tell us that pride is the very root of our sin, and it is our sin which breeds in our hearts, the very spirit of pride.  It is a destructive catch twenty-two.  The Scripture also warns us that “pride comes before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction.”   It’s been said that wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from lack of wisdom. Regrettably, my own experience can also validate that truth.

Brothers and sisters, hear me.  Do not be deceived.  Pride is not strength, it is weakness. Humility is not weakness, it is strength.  Ask the God of Grace to help you reject the one, and the profound wisdom to fully embrace the other.

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