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Humbled for glory

A sick person is humbled because of his illness;

A person whose finances are in ruins is humbled because of his condition;

Parents are humbled by the misconduct of their children;

Children are humbled by the misconduct of their parents…

While pride promotes dishonor, humbleness precedes honor.

But even so, pride does not go out of style. Pride has been present since the existence of the first people on Earth.

The presumptuous are the first to make a fool of themselves.

No one is anything in this world.

Man can only consider himself something when, and only when, he comes to know the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

For this to happen, he must be humble or humbled.

Knowing the Lord is the only thing that justifies the glory of man.

The rest means nothing and disappears with time.

It is not wise to tread the path of pride, vanity, or arrogance; otherwise, you will end up in dire straits.

Learning such a lesson is an enormous challenge that, on account of human nature, each person must learn on their own.

The only way man recognizes his insignificance is when he is in a state of distress.

Whether it is his love life, weakened health, family or finances.

In this case, everyone quickly hits the rock bottom of humiliation and shame.

So there is no alternative but to surrender to humbleness.

Contrary to popular belief, God is not responsible for our misfortunes. Instead, we reap the fruits of what we sow. We reap today what we sowed yesterday; we will reap tomorrow what we sow today.

We create our own misfortunes.

It is true that He has allowed us to reach our rock bottom, our individual rock bottom.

God’s compassion has let our nature teach the way of humbleness, since, because of pride, we do not listen to His Word.

The shame caused by sufferings leads the soul to humbleness and, consequently, to honor. This is, when we turn to the Creator.

A lucky man learned this lesson when he recognized suffering as the gateway to salvation and confessed:

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. Psalm 119.71

“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might,

nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9.23-24

Bishop Edir Macedo
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