An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Hubris and Humility

(Pro 27:2 KJV)  Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

A word which is making a comeback is “hubris”.  A few years ago I had to look it up.  Now I could use it myself with growing frequency.  One thinks of politicians.  One thinks of social media executives.  One thinks of the medical profession.  One thinks of our children.  Hubris is everywhere.

The cure for hubris is the application of Christian love.  I Corinthians 13 is a good place to start but a verse that always hits me in this way is,

(Php 2:3 KJV)  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
So?  I guess another way to say this is “don’t toot your own horn”.  As hubris is thinking too much of yourself so humility is having the right perspective.  Even when others praise you be careful about believing it. 

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