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Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls



 Mat 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. {29} Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. {30} For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.           Words of Jesus


Anyone who has been so fortunate in this life as to have had the experience of life correcting him and setting him straight (probably in a very harsh way in some traumatic type of experience) on one of the great errors of life, that error that so many people make, the error of excessive pride, of thinking more highly of oneself than one ought to think, is in a position where he may be able to understand what Jesus meant in the above quotation. I doubt that a person possessed of a high pride would understand this quotation. But one who was so fortunate as to have known both what living under the rule of high pride was like and also living under the rule of humility was like would understand it. The reason is that high pride carries with it a very heavy and hard burden and humility carries with it a very light burden. Life is just so very hard for the proud person. Life is just so much easier for the humble person. High pride is a very serious mental error. It is a devil that can cause great havoc. It is one of the really great moral errors that afflicts so many people. And, in general, people don’t understand the great harm it does to them. Jesus was a very meek and humble person. We learn from Old Testament scripture what God’s attitude is on pride and humility: he is very well inclined toward the humble and he is very much against the proud. There are many verses in the Book of Proverbs that tell us that pride is the mark of a fool. For example:



  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;

    Pride and arrogance and the evil way

    And the perverse mouth I hate.


                              Prov 8:13



  When pride comes, then comes shame;

    But with the humble is wisdom.


                             Prov 11:2



   By pride comes nothing but strife,

    But with the well-advised is wisdom.


                                  Prov 13:10



  Pride goes before destruction,

    And a haughty spirit before a fall.


                                  Prov 16:18



   Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,

    And before honor is humility.


                                          Prov 18:12



   By humility and the fear of the LORD

    Are riches and honor and life.


                                    Prov 22:4



   A man's pride will bring him low,

    But the humble in spirit will retain honor.


                                       Prov 29:23




High pride is great foolishness. A wise man is a humble man.


If one wishes to follow in the way of Jesus, in the way of God, one of the most important requirements is humility.


“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The yoke of humility is an easy one and the burden is light.



Oct 2017



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