My son, conduct your affairs with humility,
and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.
Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,
and you will find mercy in the sight of God.
For great is the power of the Lord;
by the humble he is glorified.
GK Chesterton had some insight about humility that has become more relevant today than he probably ever could’ve anticipated. He explains that humility has “moved from an organ of ambition and settled upon the organ of conviction, where it was never meant to be.” To explain it further, a person is supposed to be “doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth.” But this is the crazy part, Chesterton says “ We are on the road to producing a race of men too mentally modest to believe in the multiplication table.”
In today’s culture, obvious and age-old truths are being made subjective. Truth is a powerful and often times divisive thing. Nick and I were just reflecting the other night on how truth usually causes division more than unification, simply because people do not want to face the truth. The takeaway here is to be strong enough to stand firm in Truth. And humble enough to know when to admit you’re wrong.