“The result of humility is fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life.” Prov 22:4
So much good comes from humility. Let us seek it to be exalted, walking in the knowledge of grace in Christ Jesus as our all, the Spirit’s power. Subdue the lust of pride by the constant winnowing of the word, and take heed quickly to your falls, occasioned by pride, so humility can run to the forefront. The Lord keeps us humble.
“Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor, and don’t crush the oppressed at the gate for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.” Proverbs 22:22-23
Be careful dealing with God’s people oppressively, for we cry out to the LORD. We are not defenseless, when all seems against us, if we are just in our cause and honest in our complaint. We don’t have to have the last word.
“Don’t be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans. If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you.” (Prov 22:26-27)
If you become surety for another person’s debt, taking responsibility for them, instead of leaving them with God, then you will pay for it. I’ve tried to finagle my way - to help God or force His hand - and it tumbles down. You can’t make a person faithful: only Christ can.
“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.” (Prov 22:29)
Let me be about my Master’s business, faithfully, and He’ll open doors that need opening. You only need an audience of One: your prayers and your conduct are before the King.