As the previous posting concluded, we began to see that pride is neutralized by humility. Yet, unlike pride, humility does not come naturally; It must –
Colossians 3: 12 ” Put on therefore, as elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;“.
It must be added to our character by means of God’s Spirit and consistent, conscious decisions to submit to God because we love him, because we are sincerely seeking to be like him, and because we greatly desire to glorify him. In this manner, by God’s power, and our cooperation, humility is created as part of our character, enabling us to grow stronger toward overcoming pride evil influences.
Humility is not weak, cringing approach to life. It is not a denial of power, but a deliberate controlling of power to accomplish a greater good. It comes into proper…
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