Pride Is The Strongest Weakness In Mankind

October 16

“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak;”
Psalm 6:2

These words were uttered by one of the greatest men of all time, King David whom the Lord called “a man after my own heart.”

The world values strength. The great men of this world are revered for their strengths, their wisdom, their degrees, their reputations. But God sees a man differently. He values the man who is not too proud to honestly say “I am weak.”

King David’s greatness was his humility and honesty before God. David did not lie to himself about himself.

There is tremendous danger in greatness. How many men can be men of degrees and reputation without it going to their head? It’s probably not possible because pride is the strongest weakness in mankind. Test your degree of pride: if someone says something unkind about you, you are angry – why? Because it hurts your …what?

What IS humility? It is not denying one’s strengths nor putting down one’s gifts and talents, that’s “false humility” and false humility is just a ploy to gain favor. Humility is honesty. Honesty about oneself.

“For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
1 Timothy 6:7

We have no gift whether in the world or in the Kingdom of God which has not been given to us. And even in the working out of our gifts and talents, we are wholly dependent upon God if they are to be fruitful.

“…for without me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5

Let us humble ourselves therefore, before the Lord, not with a false humility, but with an honest testimony that all we have has been given us, and that in ourselves we are nothing. The man who can do this will be “a man after my own heart.”

 

 

 

 

 

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