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Today's reading: Proverbs 29 Click here to read online (NIV)

Verse of the day: "A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor." 29:23

Few other scriptures here in similar lines:
* "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:12
* "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." James 4:10
* "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Proverbs 3:34
If there is one person who had all the reasons to have pride - it would be King Solomon! Why? Because the Bible says there was no one before him or no one after him who was as wise as him!

But, King Solomon himself stays away from pride as carefully as possible. We can repeatedly see many references in Proverbs where he shuns away from pride and warns us to the consequences pride can lead us into. I am sure he had found it out to be true that being humble at heart would help receive the grace of the Lord.

Pride is a trap. Once we fall for it, it is very difficult to come out. These verses are here to warn us. Let us avoid pride at any cost!

1 Response
  1. Unknown Says:

    Pride is a tough one. I would think that everyone has a little bit of pride in themselves from either accomplishments or children or possessions or just pride in themselves because of something that separates them from others. When I think of myself as independent from God instead of dependent on Him, that is pure pride. I have found the best way to fight this is with adjusting my own perception of who I am in the sight of God and in light of eternity. I am nothing without Him and can do nothing without Him and I owe all that I am and all that I have done and all that I own to Him. I truly am nothing without Jesus.

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