Pride Versus Humility.
Paul talked about three categories of people who find it
particularly hard to get into God’s kingdom: the wise, the
powerful, and the noble. Is there anything wrong with
wisdom or power or nobility? Does God have anything
against these attributes? Not at all. The issue is that
these are the three main sources of pride in human
nature. People are proud because of their wisdom,
education, and cleverness; their power and influence;
their noble birth and social position. But here is the
problem: the proud cannot get into the kingdom of God.