"A truly humble man is sensible . . .
of his natural distance from God;
of his dependence on Him;
of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom;
that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for;
that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to live a holy life. Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach, as humility!" (~Jonathan Edwards)
"For this is what the high and exalted One says--He who lives forever, whose name is Holy: 'I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.'" (Isaiah 57:15)
"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble!" (1 Peter 5:5b)
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2)
We all are leaders to a certain degree in our own spheres of influence. You are leaders in LJ Fellowship (and maybe in your classes, too?) and someday soon you'll be leaders in your workplace or family or ministry, etc. What kind of leader do you want to be? I hope and pray that God will help us all be faithful servant leaders who will lead & serve like Christ and make an eternal impact with our lives for His glory and His kingdom. What kind of legacy do you wish to leave? Live and lead accordingly and humbly.
"Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right." ~Ezra Taft Benson
"Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits." ~Chinese Proverb