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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hubris Is Not Cool

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

We have come to view someone strong if they are arrogant and bullheaded and someone weak if the are humble and meek.  Any practical application of this viewpoint shows the fallacy of this line of thinking.  For it is the humble who accept facts and assume the servant role before them and it is the arrogant who resist facts and seek to commandeer and dictate reality from their own prejudices.  This may appear to work for a day, but the saying “pride comes before a fall” is operative as facts and reality are sure to hold sway. The Tower of Babel is a stark paradigm of pride’s destructive effects. A more recent example is lead in the drinking water at Flint, Michigan.  

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