January 5 2007 print_code Print this lesson

Donít be to proud to be humble.

In the book of Proverbs weíre told that (Proverbs 16:18) "Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Pride can literally be crippling. Itís human nature to try and solve trials ourselves instead of looking to God for the help that only he can provide.

This kind of pride can only lead to disgrace. (Proverbs 11:2) When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

If we want Godís help we have to first admit that we have a problem with pride and then and only then can we humbly seek the help that only God can give.

With all these verses in the Bible warning us not to be prideful, it is no surprise (Proverbs 29:23) That a man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Donít be to proud to be humble.