Name Recognition

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
              —Proverbs 11:2

At the time of this writing, the public’s assessment of the U.S. Congress is at an all-time low—a negative 95%. You would think that politicians with a dismal 5% approval rating would hide. Instead, they strut, preen, and elbow for camera and microphone exposure—little people wrapped in big egos.

Contrast this with Luke, whose writings (the Gospel of Luke and Acts) make up over one-quarter of your New Testament. Some have labeled the Gospel of Luke the most beautiful book ever written, and many scholars consider Luke’s Greek to be the best in all Scripture. Yet, in the 24 chapters of Luke, and the 28 chapters of Acts, he never once mentions his own name.

You won’t have to work too hard to take away a lesson from that.

Humility is appealing. Pride is appalling.

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