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For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted

Luke 14:11
Luke 14:1, 7-14

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There is an episode in Luke’s Gospel in which someone asks Jesus, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” (Lk. 13:23). Judging by our own experience, we can almost hear what was going on in the questioner’s mind. “Saving me won’t be any problem for God. It’s easy for God to see I’m on the inside track. I’m one of the good guys. But all those others out there. It’s easy to see that not many of them are going to make it. I’ll ask Him, ‘Lord, will those who are saved be few?'” To which God’s answer might well be, “Fewer than you think, ‘FOR EVERYONE WHO EXALTS HIMSELF WILL BE HUMBLED” (Lk. 14:11).

Scientist Edward Stein has written about his passing through a period of severe doubt into a new understanding of God. He says that when he began to experience a real reverence for what he called the “Ultimate,” he would ask, “What is it?” (notice the “it”). Then it…

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