Morning: Psalm 40, 54; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Evening: Psalm 51; Luke 18:9-14
Speaking ill of someone or making unfavourable comparisons between them and yourself is a way of praising yourself and putting them down. It is another version of “I’m so grateful I’m not like them.” The Book of Proverbs suggests that: “Pride goes before a fall.” In other words, and ironically, by building yourself up – by worrying about your reputation and status – you guarantee your own fall. By practicing humility, on the other hand, you assure your own greatness … except you won’t care about it.