STOP AND THINK – Whenever you get one inch above the ground in your own esteem, you are that inch too high. (Charles Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher)
Self-esteem is an important element in today’s evaluation of a person’s value. That’s quite different, of course, from self-promotion. In our day, looking out for #1 (meaning, me) seems to be the goal and purpose of life. That is such a contrast from the humility that most often characterizes the successful achievers of history.
Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5)