Proverbs 16:18: Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Meditation: C.S. Lewis once said of pride, “There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others.” Pride manifests itself in many ways. One way of identifying pride is when one spends all their time talking about themselves and feigns giving God any credit by an obligatory mention of Him here and there. Listen to what Solomon says! Destruction is the result and a fall is sure to come.
Prayer: Lord, please give me discernment when it comes to this nasty sin of pride. When it begins to raise it’s ugly head, let me mortify it immediately with the Sword of the Spirit. Amen.