What Is Pride? Humbleness?
March 1, 2012
Have we ever taken in consideration of what Pride and Humbleness (hoffart und demut) really means to God?
James 4:6 But he givith more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but givith grace to the humble.
In the Bible we can read many times that pride is not Godly, and that there is no room for prideful people in heaven; that one must be humble to recieve the Kingdom. My point is that what I was taught in my young age is that pride (hochmut) is modernism.
My question is what did God really mean since, at the time it was written, there obviously was no modernism! Also, are we open and willing to seek the truth of the real meaning? I have to believe that this is a much more serious issue then what many of us realize. In other words, are we humble enough to seek and trust in what it means to be humble? Or are we too prideful? I am not giving my view on this but will remain open for insight.
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