Proverbs 29:23, “A mans pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”
It is heathy to have a good self-image, but an exaggerated opinion of ourselves will eventually lead to embarrassment and humiliation.
Pride shows itself in many ways. Let us take a look at the following.
Self-esteem – “for he flattereth himself in his own eyes.”
Conceit – “for if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”
Careless hearing – “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.”
An unbridled tongue – “If any man among you seem to be religious and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is in vain.”
Spiritual poverty – Revelation 3:17, “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, miserable, and poor, and blind and naked:”
Humility is a strange thing. When you think you’ve gained it, you’ve lost it.
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