Tripped By Pride
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.—Proverbs 16:18
Men who accomplish an extraordinary level of position, prosperity, or prestige frequently become immortalized by the world. We all know at least one athlete, business leader, or well-known author to which this has happened. 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 perspective and ruins his identity, character, and relationships. This is what was so amazing about Jesus. He was willing to live out his status and position with power humbly and yet persistently redirect attention away from himself to his Father.
DO THIS: Know your pride and say no to it.
PRAY THIS: God, help me to know my version of pride and keep it from "tripping me up" today.