Why does man pretend to teach humility to his fellow-man when it is not a

virtue he himself possesses?

There is only One who is able to teach mankind true humility which if one is unaware is a divine virtue.  Learn from Him who is also called the Spirit of Grace and Supplication, and then you will see your God (Matt 5:3 & 8, Zech 12:10).

Personally, I for one know and experience for certain the fact that when a man tries to teach his fellow-man humility, he is only expressing his desire to bring his fellow-man beneath his shoes.  And truly enough this is how the Spirit testifies about them to His servants, Isa 51:23, “I will put it into the hands of your tormentors, who said to you, ‘Fall prostrate that we may walk over you.’  And you made your back like the ground, like a street to be walked over.”

These are the arrogant men who do not even spare the Son of God for this is how the Spirit testifies for Him who is His chosen Servant, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, read Isa 50:6, “I offered My back to those who beat Me, My cheeks to those who pulled out My beard; I did not hide My Face from mocking and spitting.  Because the Sovereign Lord helps Me, I will not be disgraced.   Therefore have I set My Face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.”  

As such the oppression of man’s dominance stemming from a fellow-man’s assumed sense of superiority is the greatest hurdle servants of God face as they minister before men.  I know with certainty how the following lines I have penned speak for all the others out there who serve men as female servants of God:  

All about me
I find people playing gods
Judging and teaching me painful lessons.
Wiping away my smiles
Overlaying my stooping back
And daring me to raise my head
While they teach me
In addition, humility!

Sadly, humility is mistaken as a human virtue. The truth is, just as the word suggests, True Humility is as HUMAN, LEARNING to LITTLE oneself before God.” Refer Zeph 3:9-20, Zeph 2:3, Job 42:5-6 and Zech 11:11.  Isa 66:2b states, “This is the one I esteem; he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My Word.”   

What one should know is that this is not possible unless one knows one’s God since it is a divine virtue TAUGHT by God.  For example, read Matt 11:29-30, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Clearly, it is not given to man to teach humility since he does not POSSESS it, again clearly evidenced by the yoke he lays on his fellow-man.  Therefore, all that man ends up teaching is “sycophancy”, which is the opposite of humility, a lie and a mere pretense!

However, the fact remains that man likes to pretend he is the epitome of humility.  And in so doing he gives himself away as sooner or later one discovers all he seeks is his glory while he tramples his fellow-man under his foot.

This is the easiest and quickest way to understand the same and see through the guise of man’s ‘humility’:

1. Defining Humility 

Humility is not
Exalting oneself in pretenses of humble clothing
With soft and sweet mumbling;
A bowing and scraping before his fellow-man
For whatever personal gain!

Humility is
Looking up to God and God alone.
The more one finds Him exalted,
The more one finds oneself lowly and humbled.

2. Man’s nature is arrogance   (churches are exposed by it most of all)

Man is so arrogant –
he will dare to equal
with the Son of God,
but will not let equal
his fellow-man.

3. The Yoke of God versus the yoke of man

Serving God and serving man
Are two different things.
The godly ought not to
Confuse betwixt the two.
For only he that serves God
Truly serves man
And it is never the other way round.

4. Be warned all who seek to serve God

One cannot begin to pronounce the infallible Gospel,
The irrefutable Word of God
If one does not first shed one’s sycophancy
To denounce the fallible man!

5. Finally remember

Wherever man is exalted
God is dishonored.
For God is the True  Judge
Only He may exalt and
Only He may bring low
And not before the Appointed Time
Wise is he who waits on God
And readies himself for His Day.