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Wednesday, August 29 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.​—Matt. 23:12.

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Wednesday, August 29

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.—Matt. 23:12.


As evidence of their humility, elders refuse to let themselves be treated as celebrities. In this they differ from many modern-day religious leaders and from those of the first century about whom Jesus said: “They like the most prominent place at evening meals and the front seats in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces.” (Matt. 23:6, 7) Genuine Christian shepherds humbly obey Jesus’ words: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called leaders, for your Leader is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your minister.” (Matt. 23:8-11) You can thus understand why elders in congregations around the globe earn their fellow Witnesses’ love, respect, and honor. w17.03 1:14, 15

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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It’s wrong to exalt individuals, even if they are anointed, CO’s, COBI’s, elders, etc. Giving them undue praise or attention could make it hard for them to stay humble. It is worth our effort to put into practice what the Bible says about rendering honor.


We also don’t want to think that we are better than others. If so, we want to dismiss those thoughts immediately.


We want to follow Jesus example of being lowly in mind and free of arrogance and pride. By achieving proper balance brings many rich benefits.


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