Pride being the chief cause of alienation, humility is the antidote to pride & the ground of true being. The challenge chiefly is that when we give ourselves over to the journey of faith, perhaps for the first time in our lives, and making progress danger lies near.

Progress begets satisfaction that is proud of our progress.  It is true that we are on our way, it is further true that this progress is good, however, it is not true that this movement toward God is our doing. For when begin to think that we are good as if virtue is on account of our striving pride has taken us over.

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Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows Him as God to do all.

Andrew Murray (2011-11-03). Humility The Beauty of Holiness (Kindle Locations 31-33). Andrew Murray. Kindle Edition.

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God’s] His salvation is our humility. And so the life of the saved ones, of the saints, must needs bear this stamp of deliverance from sin, and full restoration to their original state; their whole relation to God and man marked by an all-pervading humility. Without this there can be no true abiding in God’s presence, or experience of His favor and the power of His Spirit; without this no abiding faith, or love or joy or strength.

Andrew Murray (2011-11-03). Humility The Beauty of Holiness (Kindle Locations 27-31). Andrew Murray. Kindle Edition.

At the instructions of my physicians I have finally taken up walking. As I walk, I listen to books on my IPhone.  I just finished listening to Humility: The Beauty of Holiness, by Andrew Murray. 

His discussion of humility is considered by some to the finest exposition of the subject. I do not if that is true but I do know that it is very fine indeed & and worth the effort to find and to listen/or read.

If one would be spiritual one must be humble, it is that simple.