" ... He that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 14:11)
Watch out, Christian brothers and sisters, for the danger of arrogance, in assuming that you are somebody, indeed!
God will never let you high-hat somebody else if you are a Christian. He loves you far too much to let you get away with that.
You may ask: "What will the Lord do, then, if I get arrogant and presumptuous, full of pride over my victories and successes?"
Well, the Lord will remind you of His own example, and will rebuke and chasten you in His own way.
Our Lord Jesus Christ would not allow any success or temporary honor to lead Him astray.
The Lord had no servants. He bossed no one around. He was the Lord, but He never took the tyrannical attitude toward anyone.
I think it is very good spiritual advice that we should never tie ourselves up to public opinion and never consider any honors we may receive as being due us because of our superior gifts.
In that day of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the crowd acclaimed Him and cried, "Hosanna!" but on the very next Friday they joined in the shout, "Crucify him!"
Humility is a blessed thing if you can find it. Early church fathers wrote that if a man feels that he is getting somewhere in the kingdom of God, that's pride - and until that dies, he is getting nowhere!
~A. W. Tozer~