Know Your Pride

"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." —Proverbs 16:18

Men who accomplish an extraordinary level of prosperity, prestige, or position often become immortalized by the world. This could be an athlete, business leader, or well-known author. And sometimes the elevation of these men by others has a way of distorting their view of self and the world around them. I am sure you can think of more than one example of a man whose fame has gone to his head.

But a man who knows his pride, and when and how it manifests itself can resist it before it distorts his view of self and damages his identity, character, and relationships. One of the many outstanding qualities of Jesus was his willingness to humbly live out his identity and position or great power yet persistently redirect attention away from himself to his Father.

DO THIS TODAY: Know your pride and living humbly.

PRAYER: God, help me to be humble before I am humiliated by falling and destruction.


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