Humility and algebra
One of my new music students asked me to preach the message at his church the other week. It's the Baptist church down the road. I've spoken there from time to time over the years.
I took advantage of the opportunity to talk about Humility. It's a quality God has no need for Himself. He has now weakness of which to be conscious. He has no fault for which He should be humble. He is all powerful and all-knowing, so He can't 'puff Himself up' at all.
BUT, He gave us the ultimate act of humility when He left Heaven, became a man, lived as a servant, and died a criminal death. That is humble.
And then He says, "Follow me!" It's such a powerful message.
I shared with the young people an algebraic equation that I thought of while preparing the message: p + a = p2 (that's p squared...no way to type it, I guess). Code: Problem + arrogance = problems squared. When you address a problem...any problem...with arrogance, it gets worse. When you address it with humility, you are on the road to a solution. How's your algebra?
And, how's your humility?
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