The proud and the humble…

From this doctrine we may have the description, both of a proud man, and of an humble. He is a proud man, who being ignorant or insensible of his sinfulness and infirmities, doth lift up himself in some vaine confidence, to follow some unwarrantable course, for satisfying his own minde, and will not submit himself unto Gods dispensation. Again, he is an humble man, who in the sense of his sins and infirmities standeth in awe of God, keepeth himself within the bounds of his calling and commission, renounceth all confidence in his own wit, and submitteth unto Gods dealing, in hope to be helped by God in all things, as he standeth in need.

David Dickson, A Brief Explication of the Last Fifty Psalmes, 270-271

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