Monday, April 3, 2017

IBS romans 12:16
"Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits."

God likes humility, He wants us to be humble, He knows it is good for us to be humble. If we hang out with the high and so called successful and impressive people of the world, we might become proud, thinking we are something special because of our or their worldly accomplishments. Usually famous people are prideful, they receive all this attention and flattery that they begin to think they deserve it, and then they hang out with other people who feel the same. We can see this in high school and college too, the people with natural social skills, rich families, and elevated status are often very prideful, they also only hang out with each other. One last example, Kanye west, he is extremely talented, in my opinion the most talented hip hop musician alive, but he thinks too highly of himself, not realizing his talents are from God and for God, not from himself, I also doubt he spends much time with janitors or McDonald's employees or generally awkward and unimpressive people, but instead hangs out with other prideful people, and he is very very prideful. When you don't have an education or any known skills and haven't been influenced by prideful people and have to become a janitor, you are more likely to think correctly about yourself, that your are needy and not capable of much, this is good in Gods sight, this is soft rich soil ready to be used by the Gardener, the proud person is hard dry and useless. I thank God that He keeps me from popularity, that he humbles me with my failures and lack of conventional skills, that he has given me a heart for the outcasted and unliked people, which have all helped keep me from Kanye levels of pride, I hope they have anyway.

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