Brian Orchard discourages the arrogance of hasty judgment based on limited physical perception, and
instead encourages us to walk in humility by the spirit so as to be easily entreated and build right
Rushing to judgement is a carnal proclivity predicated on self-reliance and confidence in
the physical. This paradigm destroys right relationships. The haughtiness of man’s propensity to assert
himself is his downfall.
The righteous, conversely, function on a spiritual plane by relying on God with
absolute faith in things not seen. For them, spiritual principles are tangible reality. Their honor is their
meekness. Their wisdom is their recognition of their own foolishness.
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The power that accomplishes this change of mind from physical to spiritual also raised Christ from the dead,
and available to those He calls. Which reality are you connected to? We can run into the name of the
Lord God for salvation and hope. If God, our high tower, is our reality, then we can engage our day-to-day physical realm, regardless of trials, with absolute and total confidence. We can do all things through Christ.
Whatever you are putting your trust in, if it is other than God, it will fail. The Godly perspective does not occur naturally in a vacuum; it has to be chosen. A haughty man trusts in himself to answer a matter.
Humility prevents a man from answering a matter before he hears it. Men pride themselves in their
mastery of all matters, so they answer abruptly and confidently before meek and diligent inquiry.
Our opinions seem right to us. Opinions are not necessarily wrong. However, a humble person can temper
that opinion with the recognition of his or her limitations. They leave the matter up to God, as the
rightful judge. The reality of God’s power makes the humble easy to entreat, because they rely upon Him.
They are slow to answer, and slow to judge.