Don’t Let Pride Be Your Downfall

The Bible says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. .” (Proverbs 16:18).

Hezekiah is an example of someone who was filled with pride. The Bible says that Hezekiah became deathly ill. He prayed to the Lord who healed him and gave him a miraculous sign. You would think this would have humbled Hezekiah but instead, he became filled with pride instead. So the Lords anger came against Hezekiah and Judah and Jerusalem. Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride.

Pride almost brought Hezekiah down. It has brought many people down. Pride keeps us from admitting we made a mistake. Pride keeps us from asking for help. Pride keeps us from admitting we are wrong.

On the other hand, humility leads us to admit mistakes. Humility opens us up to be filled with Christ.If pride is an issue for you, understand that it leads to a fall for us. It’s ok to have confidence. But pride or arrogance brings us down.

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