The Lost Virtue of Humility
Whatever happened to humility? Can you imagine a candidate for some high office being introduced with the description “above all, he is a humble man” or “she excels in humility”? I don’t think so.
But in today’s reading (Proverbs 22-24) we find this:
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4
Once again God’s Word turns conventional wisdom on its head. God calls us to believe Him and to seek Christlikeness, the characteristics of the Son of Man who exemplified what is truly praiseworthy. He died for our sin to make us His own, new creations in Him. Be humble. Fear Him. Your reward awaits. Riches and honor and life.
[For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].