Sunday, March 5, 2023

Daily Devotion: The Funny Side of Conceit

Bible Reading: Romans 12:1-8, 16

Key Verse: Verse  3 & 16-For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.(vs.3) Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.(vs 16)

Key Words:
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think… (vs.3) Be not wise in your own conceits (vs.16)

Can I confess something to you?  I know that a conceited person can be downright nauseating, sickening to the core; but I find myself amused by their conceit.

I’m reminded of the story about Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman ever seated in the British House of Commons, who encountered a lot of male antagonism – but proved herself capable of giving as well as receiving in that arena.  Once, at a formal dinner, Lady Astor said to her neighbor that she considered men to be more conceited than women.  Noticing that she had been heard around the table, she continued loudly, “It’s a pity that the most intelligent and learned men attach the least importance to the way they dress.  Why, right at this table the most cultivated man is wearing the most clumsily knotted tie!”  The words were scarcely out of her mouth before every man in the room secretly reached up to adjust his tie.

So to all of those who think they are God’s great gift to society, we salute you with a laugh.  Thank you for brightening up our day!

What to do:
✞ You’re not going to change a conceited person so you might as well enjoy them.

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