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A man’s pride brings him low,
    but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Proverbs 29:23

Living with God, as His follower, His servant, in relationship with Him, is a little bit counter-intuitive.  We might normally associate a proud man with success, but the Bible teaches that this is not so. The Bible teaches that the proud will come to ruin while the humble will rise to a position of honor; how can this be?

It seems to me that the confusion comes with the use of the word “honor.”  To receive “honor” is usually associated with accomplishment, and accomplishment is usually associated with some sort of a behavior that is prized on earth.  We don’t usually turn on the TV to see an award ceremony where the awards are presented by God, thus maybe we have made the wrong associations.  Since honor in this life involves the praise of…

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