On The Sense of Superiority
The Bible teaches, “Let each of
you regard one another as more important than himself” (Phil 2:3).
A common weakness of man is pride
- the sense of superiority. The Jews look down on the gentiles, some races
discriminate against other races, the rich despises
the poor. This should not be so. One who has received much from the Lord should
be humble. The higher a bird flies the smaller it appears. One who feels that
he is superior to others is self-righteous. We can see this in the prayer of
the self-righteous Pharisee. He boasted about his good deeds and demeaned the
tax collector. But the Lord said that the tax collector was more justified than
the Pharisee (Lk 18:9-14).
The glorious Lord, the Saviour, “though He existed in the form of God, did not
regard equality with God but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant
and being made in the likeness of man. And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on the
cross” (Phil 2:6-8). This is the best example of humility that the Lord has
left for us.