#5735 – Pride or Humility

Good morning people who access the wisdom of God through your humility.

Proverbs 11:2 MEV When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.

At its core, pride is really about an under-estimation of God and an over-estimation of ourselves. In an apparantly subtle way, we are saying, “I’m good God, I’ve got this!” Not all pride is obviously ugly, but it is all very dangerous.

This verse tells us that when pride comes, then comes shame. I just looked at the word shame and it means disgrace.

According to the dictionary, the word disgrace means a loss of reputation or respect as a result of a dishonourable action. This is not what any person wants, but it is the result of pride. We might “get away with an action”, but pride always destroys people.

I also see that disgrace simply means the absence or removal of grace. Think about this. When we act in pride, the grace that God has provided for us is removed from our lives. I’m not saying we cease to be saved, but rather, we cut ourselves off from accessing and walking in grace because of the pride that effectively declares, “I don’t need you God”.

But there is a better way, and that is the way of humility!

There is something powerful and wonderful and beautiful about people who absolutely know that they need God for everything. This is not a sign of weakness – not at all. In fact, humility is the open door into the greatness that Father has created us for! Praise the Lord!

The Spirit of wisdom is available for every person who humbly acknowledges their need for God. Instead of being self-sufficient, humble people are God-reliant. This pleases God and He loves to respond.