Thomas A Kempis wrote...Humble self-knowledge is a surer way to God than searching the depths of learning.
Micah 6:8 from the Holy Bible... He hath showed thee: O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches; and honour and life.
For all of God's Holy Lawful Purposes it pays to have a humble mind and attitude.
Much can be learnt and revealed when we have this attitude.
God is repelled by pride, because there is none more knowing of all things than the Lord God Almighty.
He can only look at us with sorrow, because He knows we will be judging Him - when He is the Judge of all.
By Him our actions are weighed - therefore cultivate an attitude of humility.
The world tells us to be prideful; to boast of our abilities, knowledge, looks etc., and we see so much of this in our daily life. It encourages us to lord it over our friends and family, co-workers, neighbours, those we come into contact with daily, and promises us that we will " get ahead " if we do so.
So, we must choose the world's way or the Lord's way.
Have you been winning whilst doing it the world's way; or have you caused strife for yourself?
Many do win by playing by the world's rules - masters of their own destiny.
But God's Word warns us where it leads when our life on this earth is ended.
If you have won by doing it the world's way - are you genuinely happy and do you have inner peace?
What if all is taken from you as often happens in the world?
We need insurance for the afterlife, and we can have it, but the cost is humility, repentance and accepting the Gift of God.