Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.Proverbs 16:18
The bing online dictionary gives the noun definition as “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.” This could end up being too proud over something and therefore setting yourself up for a huge letdown or discipline from the Lord for being too haughty.
When you think of the word pride what comes to mind? Maybe being too proud to associate with a certain group. Maybe the gay Pride movement which can end up getting in people’s faces to prove their point. Perhaps being proud of a child’s achievements. Pride has many connotations. For purposes of this devotion today it is to say to not ever get to the point you feel puffed up or better than anyone. You are one ‘fall’ away from being humbled.
Next time you think of the word pride just remember the humble will be the ones exalted not those beating on their chests over their achievements.
PRAYER: Father I don’t ever want to feel like I am better than I am because of awards, accolades, schooling, or anything else. Help me never think of myself more highly than I ought to but to always give you the glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.