Are you a hard learner? Does it take many knocks to teach you a lesson? Is there anything that keeps coming up in your life, some hardship or some difficulty, that seems to be teaching you a lesson that you have failed to learn? Think about what God is showing you. Learn from His disciplining hand and repent of your sins today.
Read Luke 1:52. Who is in control of promotions and demotions? Think of the political and ecclesiastical leaders in your nation. Which of them are humble men? Which are proud and self-serving? When you think of these men and their evil actions, take comfort in the passage from Luke, as well as the passages below.