A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom.
The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight,
but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.
When the wicked dies, his hope will perish,
and the expectation of wealth perishes too.
The righteous is delivered from trouble,
and the wicked walks into it instead.
by: Richard Crouch.
When we think of evils to avoid, pride often doesn’t make the list. But it can be a big stumbling block in our lives. Sometimes we are too proud to admit mistakes or seek help. We’re too arrogant to acknowledge the contributions of others. Our pride can destroy friendships and alienate sources of help.
The real danger is how it affects our relationship with God. When we try to put ourselves up on a pedestal next to God, he quickly puts us in our place back on the ground. Everything good in our lives comes from God. Give credit where credit is due.