Look on everyone that is proud, and bring him low, and tread down the wicked in their place. – Job 40:12 KJV

Pride is a terrible thing. Pride is a killer. It destroys its host and prevents him or her from getting help. Proud people are full of themselves and there’s no space in them for others. God hates and abhors pride. In the above, God instructed; “Look on everyone that is proud and bring him low…”

James 4:6 says “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” God is a giver of grace. His grace brings His beauty into our lives. Proud people are shut from abounding in grace. God gives more grace to the humble and resists the proud. Therefore, pride is a deadly thing to cultivate.

One of the signs of pride is that proud people do not accept their mistakes. Again, it’s hard to advise or help a proud person because he is not willing to accept the fact that he’s at fault. Finally, a proud person cannot say things like “I’m sorry” easily. They find it hard to apologize because they don’t even think they are at fault in the first place. The thing about pride is that it’ll push the right people away from you.

God resists the proud. Many of the things that happen in the life of a proud person may have nothing to do with Satan; usually, it’s God Himself that may be resisting him. Therefore, you must be concerned when people say that you are proud and take steps to become humble.
Only God can break a man and humble him. There are no steps to humility. If you feel you may be proud, go to God in prayer. Sincerely talk to Him about it. Look out for scriptures about humility and cultivate it by constantly meditating and confessing it into your life. Open your life and willingly allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in you.

Develop the art of listening to others without arguing about your position. And always say “I’m sorry” even if you don’t think you are wrong. You don’t say sorry because you are wrong: you say sorry because you are mature and humble. Glory to God!

Prayer: Father I thank you for your word. I break free in Jesus’ name from pride, and I receive the spirit of meekness and humility. I open myself to you and allow you to break me where necessary. Thank you for your grace at work in me in Jesus’ name.