Admonition to Obedience and Humility
Let us brothers, be of humble mind, laying aside all haughtiness, pride, foolishness, and angry feelings. Let us act according to that which is written(for the Holy Spirit says, “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, neither let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him that glorieth glory in the Lord, in diligently seeking Him, and doing judgment and righteousness”), being especially mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus which He spake, teaching us meekness and long-suffering. For so he spoke: “Be merciful, that ye may obtain mercy; forgive, that it may be forgiven to you; as ye do, so shall it be done unto you; with what measure ye mete, with the same it shall be measured to you” By this precept and by these rules let us establish ourselves, that we walk with all humility in obedience to His holy words. For the holy words says, “On whom shall I look, but on Him that is meek and peaceable, and that trembleth at my words”. It is right and holy therefore, men and brothers, to obey God rather than follow those who, through pride and sedition, have become the leaders of a detestable. Ambitious rivalry. For we will not be open to just a sight injury but to a great danger if we rashly yield ourselves to the impulses of men whose goal is to excite strife and tumults and draw us away what is good. Let us be kind one to another after the pattern of the tender mercy and kindness of our Creator.