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Proverbs 3:7 says “Be not wise in thine own eyes, fear the Lord, and depart from evil.”  

The antidote to the poison of arrogance is to be humble. And humility comes from God. It is better to be lonely in spirit along with the oppressed than to share the weight of being proud. 

Jesus told his disciples “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” 

There is nothing wrong with receiving accolades for achievements and success. The challenge is to stay focused on the One who calls us to follow Him, saying, “For I am gentle and humble in hearts, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

True humility comes from God.  Lord Jesus gave us peace and humility as we interact with others today. May we honor you in all we do and say.  

As I close, I refer to John 3:16; “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  

As it is written for, they say we are killed all the day long, that we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. May, in all these things, we are more than conquerors, through Him that loves us. 

The Bible tells about Pride once again and it says in Timothy 3:6; “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with Pride befall into the condemnation of the Devil”. 

The Bible talks about the proverb and it says, “in the Book of Luke 1:51, “He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 

Be humble and share God’s love with your neighbor, and with the poor and the homeless. Then you shall be at peace.