He humbled himself for the pride of his heart

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Ralph Erskine (Self-conceit dissected), Sermons 1:384:

Thoughts of pride and vain-glory may rush into the heart of an humble saint; yea, but they rest in the heart of a hypocrite. Again, if the saint sees himself in the doing of anything proud, then he is twice as humble afterwards, because he was not humble. There may be some kind of humility in an hypocrite, and some remains of pride in a saint, but here is the difference: the hypocrite’s humility makes him proud, whereas the saint’s pride makes him humble. The hypocrite’s humility is followed with pride, and the saint’s pride is followed with humiliation. The hypocrite is proud because he is humble, but the saint is humble on account of his pride. Thus Hezekiah’s heart was lifted up, but it is said of him, 2 Chron. 32:26, that he humbled himself for the pride of his heart.
 
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