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The Ultimate Shortcut

September 5, 2017

HUMILITY!

Humility is the shortcut that leads us into all truth. Although suited to a different context, this illustration might be used:

“Once a stranger stopped a man on the road and asked him, “Where does this road lead to?” The man answered, “Where do you want to go?”

Again the stranger persisted, “Where does this road lead to?”

“My friend,” replied the other “this road leads to anywhere.” – John Haggai

So also humility is the road that connects all truth. One might say the road to truth is paved with humility. Humility leads to truth and truth, home. (As an aside one might discern here a caution: humility that runs away from truth isn’t humility but its opposite, pride! Therefore what follows is without genuine humility one will not find truth.) That is why Scripture repeatedly exhorts us to be humble. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.” Again, “humility goes before honour.” Humility is also at the heart of the Gospel, for the forgiveness of Christ is preceded by humility, admission of guilt, repentance. For the principle is simple: correction, progress, growth, development, maturity all come from leaving behind the past (admitting inadequacy, and therefore humility) and moving on to better things, even being open to change/progress however inadequate. Humility is one of the fundamental pillars of truth. If it errs in your life, it is sure doom! On the other hand keep it to zoom from strength to strength! It finds repeated mention in the description of the Messiah. So remember: Humility, the ultimate shortcut!

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