A certain French Marquis was raised to his grand & exalted state from very humble surroundings. He had been a shepherd in his earlier days & so, in his palace, he had one room known as `the shepherd's room'.
In that room were reproductions of hills & valleys & running streams & rocks & sheepfolds. Here were the staff he had carried & the clothes he had worn as a lad when herding his sheep.
When asked one day the meaning of this, he replied, “If ever my heart is tempted to haughtiness & pride, I go into that room & remind myself of what I once was.”
Such humility would have saved Nebuchadnezzar & Belshazzar.
- Sunday School Times (moreillustrations.com)
“According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride.” - C.S. Lewis.
Pro 29:23 (ICB): “A man’s pride will ruin him. But a person who is humble will be honored.”
“No matter how dear you are to God, if pride is harbored in your spirit, He will whip it out of you. They that go up in their own estimation must come down again by His discipline. - Charles Spurgeon.