Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory… ~Bruce Lee
These words of one of my favourite childhood icons, Bruce Lee made me very sentimental about the lifestyle of most Christians and some Christian leaders.
People have this deep-seated inclination to appear humble in the eyes of others. People try very hard in order to be called gentle nobles. Because people want the posture of humility they fake kindness and compassion, only to share on social media for likes and comments. People are prone to being excessively polite only to murmur and grumble later on. People can easily galavant right under your nose wearing garments of applause and afterwards wear the mask of criticism to chatter to others about you. It’s all people!
As social beings seeking self-aggrandizement, it is somewhat a natural instinct to display power in any way beyond the eye-view of critics, even if it has to be with the use of the most unlikely apparatus called humility. Humility is power! May I be emphatic and straight to the point, so to show off this quality of humility just to gratify your social prominence is nothing more than non-sense.
Humility is power! May I be emphatic and straight to the point, so to show off this quality of humility just to gratify your social prominence is nothing more than non-sense.
Using virtue to satisfy the worst desire isn’t fair to humanity at all. Humility must be pure and undiluted; to God first and to humanity. Humility is the quality of modesty mingled with respect and nobility, esteeming the interest of others as important as how you wouldn’t mind defending your ego to the last breath.
False humility is a fool’s idea of glory. Let us not pride ourselves with being humble, but rather humble ourselves depending on God’s grace.
But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6, NET)