“The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.”
More often than not, those that have a high opinion of themselves are plagued with slothfulness. Many tasks seem beneath their self-proclaimed goodness and worth.
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
Rarely do the self-conceited seek advice from anyone but themselves.
The Scriptures clearly tell us that this is simply not wise.
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”
The more counsel we seek, the wiser we are.
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”
Our opinion of ourselves is directly disproportional to our potential.
The more we think of us, the less effective we will be.
The less we think of us, the more we can be used by the Lord for His glory and not our own.
“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble…Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
1 Kings 3-4 | 1 Corinthians 15 | Proverbs 28
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