December 20 / Proverbs 20 / John 13

Proverbs 20:3

Foolish people are always fighting, but backing away from an accusation brings you honor.

Sometimes, you just need to SHUT. UP.

Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

It is the pride of fools that keeps them fighting…verbally, physically.

And it is the humility of the wise that allows them to back away. They know who they are and are well grounded.So they see no need to be defensive.

There’s a story of a popular preacher who was being defamed publicly, and when the media asked him why he was not defending himself, “Oh I’m just glad they can’t see all the sin in my heart. I’m much worse than they make me out to be!”

John 13:3-5

Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel He around Him.

When you know who you really are, you know your true identity in God. You are then free and able to humbly serve others in even the most menial and demeaning of tasks.

Your pride is not damage one tiny fraction, for you no longer have any fleshly pride to be damaged.


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