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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Inflated Egos Are Hard to Swallow

Our newspaper carried an article this morning about three athletes who received awards. One recipient said, “We deserved the awards.” So much for humility!

Jesus taught His disciples to say, “We are unworthy servants, we have only done our duty” (Luke 17:10).

The apostle Paul looked forward to a reward for faithful service (2 Timothy 4:8), but he maintained a humble attitude. He identified himself in Ephesians 3:8 as “less than the least of all God’s people.”

Perhaps we need to restore humility to its rightful place as a virtue. It has been said, “If you want to see how important you are, stick your finger in water, remove it, and see how big an impression you made.”

Pass the humble pie!

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