Humility leads to godly wisdom

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. 

When looking for a verse of instruction on how to live a godly life, one need look no further than this one simple verse.  I am convinced the original sin was pride, the pride that caused Eve to believe she could be god if only she ate of a piece of fruit.

Pride had already raised its ugly head when Lucifer waged a war against the angels to overthrow God.  One of the synonyms for pride is “self-importance.”  When we begin to think we are more important that we really are, or to use a modern phrase, “when we begin to believe our own press,” disaster follows. Better to live our lives in humility and service to others than to end our days in disgrace.

Why does wisdom follow humility?  I see these two characteristics as fraternal twins—on first inspection their appearance is not the same, but look closer.   When we learn the meekness of God, power under control, then we begin to attain a godly wisdom that directs our paths.

God is so good to give us what we need to accomplish His work here on earth.  Let us begin each day praying, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done,” and allow God to work through us rather than having to work around us.

PRAYER:  Our holy God, cultivate within us a humility that comes only through knowing who you are, and enable us to live with wisdom that comes from on high  Amen

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