“Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?
“And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
“And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” (Mal. 3:14–15).
This hits the nail on the head when it comes to the world’s perspective (and sometimes my perspective):
The rich and the famous have such great lives.
Being rich and beautiful and [whatever] is the ultimate goal…
I think even I have this attitude sometimes, especially when it comes to work and how much I get paid. It’s not about how much usually, it’s about “I want more…” or “they don’t pay me what I’m worth…”
This is yet another manifestation of pride.
I found this Family Home Evening lesson about humility too:
Humility is a feeling that comes when we realize how much we depend on our Heavenly Father. We show humility by being teachable and by serving our fellowmen. Great blessings come to us when we are humble.
20 And behold, even at this time, ye have been calling on his name, and begging for a aremission of your sins. And has he suffered that ye have begged in vain? Nay; he has poured out his bSpirit upon you, and has caused that your hearts should be filled with cjoy, and has caused that your mouths should be stopped that ye could not find utterance, so exceedingly great was your joy.
21 And now, if God, who has created you, on whom you are dependent for your lives and for all that ye have and are, doth grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith, believing that ye shall receive, O then, how ye ought to aimpart of the substance that ye have one to another. (Mosiah 4:19-21)
…real humility begins when we understand our true relationship to Heavenly Father. When we know that we owe everything to him, we realize that our achievements and possessions are not our own…being humble does not mean denying our achievements. But it does mean acknowledging the source of our blessings.
Today was a good day overall.
I feel I can still be better about not “browsing” pictures on Facebook. Even though I’m not looking at pornography, it’s the INTENT that really matters at this point.