The Humble Shall Be Exalted

Believers who have most knowledge are not necessarily the most spiritual. Some may and do walk more honourably and more comfortably with two talents, than others with five. He who experimentally knows his own weakness, and depends simply upon the LORD, will surely thrive, though his acquired attainments and abilities may be but small; and he who has the greatest gifts, the clearest judgment, and the most extensive knowledge, if he indulges high thoughts of his advantages, is in imminent danger of mistaking and falling at every step; for the LORD will suffer none whom He loves to boast in themselves. He will guide the meek with His eyes, and fill the hungry with good things; but the rich He sends away empty. It is an invariable maxim in His kingdom, that “whosoever exalteth himself, shall be abased; but he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.”


John Newton

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