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On The Sense of Superiority
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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.

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