Humility

The most lagged behind civilization, whose brains are infected by a virus, cannot even to calculate in mind. Humankind. Why God has chosen this civilization over angels? ((Heb. 2) “5 For to the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him? 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands: 8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him…”)

The following are aspects of the answer:

If a computer program is set to accomplish a wrong task, the only thing (except of broken computer) that can stop it is if it uses up all the memory of the computer and is terminated by the operating system.

Even if the program knows that it does a wrong thing, it may keep going. As an example, I kept trying to live accordingly the letter of the law of the Gospel despite Gospel itself says that to live accordingly letter and law is wrong. I knew that to follow the letter of Gospel is wrong but kept going (see my book). Only complete lack of resources stopped me.

The less computing power (I mean first memory) a computer has, the faster it will do the right thing, terminate the wrong program. Yes, the less memory a computer has, the faster it may work in certain situations.

I think, this is the very essence of humility. God has chosen brain damaged people with broken memory over aliens with computer brains.

But it is hard to self-impose humility on ourselves: (Col. 2:18) “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind”. But Jesus Christ indeed succeeded in this very difficult task: (Phil. 2) “7 But made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.” – “He humbled himself”. How it is difficult to humble myself!

(2Cor. 12) “9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” We develop when we are in weakness, sickness, stupidity, etc.

I think God uses every chance for our development (because He loves) us. But sometimes the best way to develop looks like a meaningless fall. Weakness however is not the purpose, the purpose is development.

The second aspect of humility is that humble are offended. (Ps. 103:6) “The Lord makes righteousness and judgment to all who are offended,” (Psalm 146:7) “makes the judgment to the offended, giving bread to the hungry. The Lord permits the prisoners.” The idea is that the Lord will judge back with a recompense to the offended.

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