“The strongest, wisest, most competent and reliable man is the first to admit his own inadequacy. When one boasts and exclaims that he is his own master, his wealth may build but there will be no true joy. To trust in the Lord with all of his heart is the only path to true fulfillment.” J Edgar Hoover
In 2 Samuel, the Lord spoke to David’s servant Nathan in a dream, revealing his plans for David’s son to build a house for his name. Once David heard he prayed in 2 Samuel 18:
“Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant - and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human!”
David is a great example of true humility. Even as the Lord continued to bless him, he humbly asks “Who am I, Sovereign Lord.” True humility is found in one’s acknowledgement that they are nothing without the grace and mercy of the Sovereign Lord. True humility is the acknowledgment that the Lord’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. On the contrary, someone boasting that he is his own master is headed for a fall.