Humility Brings Wisdom
May 12, 2018
Graduation and graduation talks are not usually packed with humble words. Instead, graduates hear about how they have arrived, they did it, they are smart, how far they’ve come, and that the future is in their hands. Sometimes this can cause feelings of pride and superiority to all those somewhere behind them in the academic journey. Solomon explains that pride ends in humiliation and disgrace, while humility brings wisdom and honor and opens the door to receive God’s grace, which he gives to the humble. Tied to this are words of counsel about keeping your mouth shut and not blowing your own horn – a bit different counsel than most graduation talks.