Originally posted by eagles54
A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
I like that proverb, but I don't understand what a man of lowly spirit is. Can anyone help?
In the context of the proverb, it must mean the opposite of pride. We've all known proud people (again, in the negative sense indicated by the proverb). We know what it looks like, and we know what the opposite looks like.
Jesus elaborated on the concept when He advised we be like the guy invited to a banquet who goes to sit down at the least venerated spot and gets moved up the line by the host, instead of the guy who runs right for the head table, and is humiliated when he is forced to move down the line.
Jesus also demonstrated the principle when He "...humbled Himself even to death on the cross...", and then later was raised up to sit at the right hand of the Father.