Every mountain and hill shall be laid low. Proud creature sufficiency and boastful self-righteousness must be levelled to make a highway for the King of Kings. Divine fellowship is never vouchsafed to haughty, high-minded sinners. The Lord has respect for the lowly and visits the contrite in heart, but the lofty are an abomination to Him. My soul, beseech the Holy Spirit to set you right, in this respect. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), from a meditation on Luke 3.4.