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August 3

We dare not make ourselves of the number ...that commend themselves. — 2 Cor 10:12

We have nothing of our own to glory in.

Glorying in one’s self is self–conceit, and self–conceit is never beautiful – it is always unlovely. Even if a man’s high estimate of himself is correct, it is not a beautiful thing in him that he should glory in his goodness, or his power, or his wisdom.

We are in the habit of saying that when one knows he is bright, his brightness is dimmed. When a pretty child knows she is handsome, her air of self–consciousness mars the beauty.

When Moses came down from communing with God on the mount, his face was shining. The people saw the luster on his countenance, but the record says, “Moses wist not that his face shone.” The truest greatness is never aware of itself.

It is said of certain persons in heaven that the name of Christ is on their foreheads – on their foreheads, where all others can see it, but where they cannot see it themselves.

Let us not glory in ourselves. “But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Mornings With God - August 3

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.

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