Developing A Modest Opinion Of Yourself
Posted: Friday, December 12
Verse of the day:
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. (Proverbs 29:23)
“Humility” and “humiliation.” The difference between these two words seems minimal at best. They both share a common root word with a few letters rearranged. “Humility” speaks of modesty and holding an unpretentious view of one’s own abilities. The result of “humiliation” places a person in a very similar frame of mind. The difference, however, creates one grave distinction. A humble person chooses their humility while the prideful person has humility forced upon them.
Let’s think about this. Maybe the prideful person was more qualified. Maybe the humble person had more experience. Maybe the prideful person came from a better background or the humble person was more skillful. None of these characteristics explain the difference between “humility” and “humiliation.” There is only one difference. The humble person makes a choice.
Here’s the encouragement for today: let’s choose to have a modest opinion of our own abilities and accomplishments. Let God be praised in our low estate. “Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.”