Proverbs 29:23 NKJV
A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
Pride is not something we have or don’t have permanently. We can be very humble by nature but still experience pride. It is something we can all be tempted to fall into. It is the original sin. Satan fell because of pride and has been using it to try to destroy mankind ever since God made us. We must examine our motives for doing things and repent when we recognize pride.
A sad thing about pride is that it comes to make us feel exalted but the opposite happens in the end. We are brought low as the scripture says. The Bible tells us to humble ourselves. That means we need to express our desperate need of the Lord and verbalize it to Him. We need to avoid situations like the one illustrated in the dream descibed in the previous post where we are doing unecessary things, spending unecessary money just to try to impress people. We are not here to glorify ourselves. Our divine purpose is to glorify God. It would not hurt to kneel on lay prostrate before God from time to time to remind ourselves of our total dependence on Him. Psalm 95:6 NKJV says, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” We can ask God to search our hearts and cleanse us from pride or anything related to it.