Before God is appropriate.  Causes one to be exalted.  Childish when self-conscious and attention-craving.  God dwells with the contrite and humble.  Happy are the humble, the poor in spirit.  Humbly receive credit for Adjuster’s endeavors.  Jesus asked why someone called him good.  Lean not upon one’s own understanding.  Normal consciousness of smallness, mortal shortcomings, essential for religious growth.  Once was attempt to deceive envious spirits.  Parable of Pharisee and publican.  Purge me from secret sins.  Safety only when soul craves reproof.  Sit not in chief seat.  Spiritual progress predicated on recognizing spiritual poverty.