The Deceit of Pride

Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. Proverbs 29:23

Humility is not a trait that many in the world acknowledge as being worthy of much attention. It denotes weakness and frailty. What a lie. Anyone can be proud and most people are. Before my finger goes pointing in many directions, it’s time to examine our own humility or lack thereof.

We can be prideful of our nation, and often to the point of being arrogant about it. Everyone loves their home country, and lots of people like their adopted country. But when the nations’ leaders lord their fortune and prosperity over other countries, it’s wrong.

Similarly we can be guilty of this as well on a much smaller scale.

No matter where we are pride can creep into our thinking. If left unchecked, the itsy bitsy pride can snowball into something much worse.

Pray that God will help us to be on your guard against the creeping pride that can ruin us. Incidentally, if you think it couldn’t happen to you, that’s a good place to start.


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