“For though the LORD is exalted, yet He regards the lowly, but the haughty He knows from afar.” (Ps 138:6)
We cannot hope to be close to those who are more mature and wiser than us without a dose of humility. The proud youth knows everything and is neither close to nor able to learn from his elders. Why should we expect it to be any different with the Ancient of Days?
Humility is the only pathway to closeness with God. The proud can only view Him from a distance, ever wondering what all the fuss is about. You can’t get close to the Son if you believe the entire universe revolves around you.
Pride separates us from God so that His teachings and love are distant things that make little sense and have only mild impacts upon us. However, the lowly and the humble bask in His radiant love and sup on His teachings like manna from heaven. The humble call Him, “Father” while the proud man can only see God’s greatness as a rivalry.
“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.” (Matt 11:29)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites