Pride is nothing to be proud of

donkey1Pride will get you into more trouble than you can shake an ego at.

It’ll make you look like an ass to your friends and colleagues when you resist constructive criticism or suggestion that what you’ve done may not be perfect. Or that, God forbid, you’ve made a mistake and could actually improve what you’ve done.

It’ll get you into quarrels and then keep you from reconciling with those you’ve quarreled with. (And no, I’m not proud of that sentence.)

It’ll keep progress from being made on a project because it just has to be done your way.

It implies loudly that you’re better than all others.

How do I know all this? Because I struggle with pride.

Pride invariably leads to sin. It breaks or strains relationships, with men and with God. It convinces us that we have the right to do that which we do no matter what God’s law says.

And it has consequences.

Pride brings God’s wrath on us (2 Chronicles 32:25-26, Psalm 31:23) because He hates it (Proverbs 8:13). It interferes with one’s relationship with God (Psalm 10:4). It leads to our downfall (Proverbs 16:18, 29:23). It defiles us (Mark 7:20-23).

The solution is to ask the Lord for the strength to be humble.

Praise Him all day!!!!

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