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Monday, November 23, 2015

The Irony of Arrogance

Why is humility a prerequisite for asking God to grant a request? How do humility and weakness differ? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 864).

When one lacks humility one ascribes to smug rectitude–my answers are ipso facto right.  The end result is that arrogance curtails rather than extends one’s options.  It closes ones future rather than expanding it with new opportunities and perspectives.  A person with humble faith in God thus has an open-mindness not available to those with a simpleminded faith in themselves.  A believer will ask “If it be your will God, may x, y, or z occur.”  A person without humility of belief will say in one way or another “I know my ultimate needs so it must be my way or the highway–I know what’s best.”  Thus, it is with great irony that those who assume the restricted, vulnerable, and weak position of arrogance; condemn the humble believer for weakness.

A vis-à-vis contrast of humility and arrogance.

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