Humility, the Sign of Greatness
“Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:” (Ezekiel 28:2 - 5)
Here God is talking to Tyrus. God says, "Thou art wiser than Daniel." Daniel is known to be a wise man. The prince of Tyrus was very wise. How wise? To become wealthy and proud. All his wisdom is used to exalt himself and make himself equal to God. What a contrast to Christ! "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:" (Philippians 2:6,7). Jesus was willing to relinquish His equality with God. He relinquished His position and became a humble man and accepted the death of the Cross.
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