He that humbleth himself shall be exalted

Robbie Newport
3 min readOct 14, 2023

Luke 14: 11

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There isn’t anything more repulsive than pridefulness; conversely, there isn’t anything more attractive than humility.

Unfortunately, our modern world, and America in particular, promotes being prideful and self-centered. Most people are just trying to push their way to the top, always focused on themselves and being over other people. If false humility helps them in their self-centered conquest, they will put on the act, yet in reality, most modern Americans have lost touch with what humility and selflessness are.

We can count on the Bible for the solution:

Luke 14:11

For whoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Being a fallen human means we all struggle with pride and selfishness in some measure, yet some of us are trying to follow the Bible and some are not. Some of us have learned the lesson explained in the shared verse and most of us have not.

Our modern culture is a Satanic mindset that values material things and superficial accolades, rather than the values explained in the Bible. The majority of people are simply striving for carnal benefits, such as more money, popularity, status, bigger material objects, more expensive possessions, better looking mates, positions in charge at work, etc.

Instead of laying low and only desiring God’s will, they are exceedingly ambitious to be the top dog in everything and over everyone! Using the dog analogy is poignant, as this is how most people act, like dogs rather than humans made in the image of God.

Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Matthew 7:20

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

God is trying to help us through His Word, through the laws written in our hearts, and through our conscience, yet most people disregard this help and listen to the world’s wisdom instead. We can easily see what kind of fruit this is producing in America and the world.

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