Whenever we set ourselves above and apart from others, we become spiritual firetraps, and one small spark can ignite a devastating blaze. Pride is particularly dangerous because Satan disguises it as good and make us think we don’t need God. Pride keeps many “good” people from entering heaven. And some who accomplish great miracles in Jesus’ name will one day hear Him say, “I never knew you” (Matthews 7:23). But others who humble themselves are “the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (18:4).
We have the opportunity to learn the truth that Satan does not want us to believe: True godliness is achieved not by elevating ourselves but by lowering ourselves. – Julie Ackerman Link
God often uses lowly things
His purpose to fulfill,
Because it takes a humble heart
To carry out His will. – D. De Haan
Those who know God will be humble, those who themselves cannot be proud.
- September 17, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread