I heard a story of a preacher who was invited to preach amongst peasants. The preacher came up the podium with much pomp and proceeded to serenade the audience with high sounding rhetoric. He lambasted them with theology and riddled them with metaphoric axioms. The poor folks could not understand a word of what he said but nodded politely in response. Seeing that he had lost his audience, the preacher shut his bible and came down the podium in shame. An old wise woman sitting at the back of the building shook her head in pity and said:
If only he had gone up the way he came down, he would have come down the way he went up.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death .. wherefore God has exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name – Philippians 2:8-9
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”. Matthew 23:12