Proverbs 12:9 KJV
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
On many occasions in the past, in the midst of a certain class of people, I’ve felt like speaking and behaving like they were. I wouldn’t be “looked down on,” I’d think to myself.
So I rubbed shoulders with them in whatever subject area the discussions veered into. This usually meant that I had to lie once or twice to garnish the points I submit. The words of the philosopher today rebuke such actions of mine to a great extent.
One version of Pro 12:9 says “better to be lowly and have a servant, than robbed a great man and lack bread.” There’s no point creating an impression of what you are not. You may only end up missing some opportunities that would have come your way.
Above all “God resists the proud, but gives more grace to the humble.” – James 4:6.
Do not delight much in honouring yourself. Jesus never claimed equality with God even though He wouldn’t have been wrong if He did anyway.
We pray for the grace to lay low.
Have a blessed day.