When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Pride is essentially a focus on self vs. focus on God. It is when you do things to glorify yourself and not him. It is a place where your ego is attached. When our egos get involved, we become prone to offense and hurt feelings. We say and do things that are not loving and we destroy our testimony as a Christ follower. Pride will always cause us to expose the “unclean” parts of our hearts.
When we think we know it all, when we never feel the need to ask God, we act in pride. How many times have we acted without consulting the Lord and experienced “disgrace” because of it? When we find ourselves facing decisions of any size when we are in difficult situations, we need to be humble enough to go to God first! No matter how large or small the decision!
Why don’t we ask? Do we just not think about it? Is it a lack of relationship? Is it rebellion? Do we know what God says about the matter, but just desire to do what makes US feel good at the time? Is it just easier to do it our way? Is it lack of faith? Do we just not believe that God care about EVERYTHING that concerns us?
His omnipotence is our strength and our peace. When we ASK, we receive the wisdom of the creator of the Universe! Who better to advise us than He who is sovereign over all things?
Hmmmm. “With humility comes wisdom. “
How great is it to know that all we have to do is ask and receive the wisdom of God!