[ Be humble to see ] Humility is the only state of the soul that allows us to accurately perceive and value truth and glory for what they really are. Only the humble can truly see heaven. Pride keeps sinful man from seeing God (Psalm 10:4). Pride keeps us from seeing our approaching fall (Proverbs 16:18). Pride is the light in the eyes of a wicked heart (Proverbs 21:4), and “if then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:23). But humility puts us in the frame of mind to be able to see. Which is why God “leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way” (Psalm 25:9). Only the humble can be “pure in heart,” and therefore only the humble can “see God” (Matthew 5:8). “Do you, by your behavior, put pride in the same category of seriousness as sexual sin? I think God considers pride to be worse.