If he had — if he had ever beheld him, he would say with Job, “I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”
The superlative perfection of the Lord God, and the absolutely perfect example of our Lord Jesus Christ, are such that if a man has ever had communion with these, he shrinks into nothing in his own esteem.
Paul, though he is not a whit behind any of the apostles, yet calls himself less than the least of all saints, and describes himself as having been the chief of sinners.
Ah, beloved! a LOW IDEA OF SELF is one of the labels with which God marks the best of his possessions; therefore, do not be proud.