Post by TheFirebrand on Mar 1, 2013 21:56:37 GMT -6
"When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom." Proverbs 11:2
When pride cometh, then cometh shame - The one follows the other. The proud man thinks more of himself than others do and expecting to be treated according to his own supposed worth, which he seldom receives, he is repeatedly mortified, ashamed, confounded, and rendered indignant.
With the lowly - the humble, the modest. The humble man looks for nothing but justice; has the lesser opinion of himself; expects nothing in the way of commendation or praise; and can never be disappointed in receiving praise which he neither expects nor desires.
Self-conceit is unteachable but the humble grow wise (Proverbs 16:18,18:12)