The Pride and Humble

A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23

As I meditate upon this verse, I am asking the Lord what is pride? What is man’s pride and especially what is it to be humble in spirit. Does humble in spirit mean being thankful for any and everything? Does it mean that I know Who is the Source for all good things? Is humble in spirit mean fearing God? When someone says they are proud to be a Christian, is that pride? When I hear “I am proud to be an American” is that pride? When another is proud of his or her children’s accomplishments is that pride? I started years ago to train myself not to say the word Pride, not to be proud of anything, least of all being a Christian.

Rom:11:21: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

I am saved by grace it is a gift, nothing that I did, and I am thankful that God loved me enough to save me from death. I have to double check to make sure but not once have I recalled the Lord God Almighty ever saying He was proud, even of His own Son, He said He was pleased, but not proud. The thing is, that God sees our hearts and knows the amount of pride hidden in there. I believe there are amounts of pride hidden in my heart that the Lord has yet to deal with and get rid of. He will allow me to be brought low, until I see the pride hidden there and repent, and humble myself. Then His Honor will uphold me, and I won’t have my pride in self holding me up. Well at the time that is what I think pride is doing, instead it is bringing me low in order to see Who I am to be thankful to and What power is operating in me, by the way of the Holy Spirit. I want this verse to be a reminder and allow the Holy Spirit to search for hidden pride in my heart, in the meantime, I will say “I am pleased” meaning satisfied and thankful having full knowledge who really deserves the credit. My goal and the Lord’s goal is for me to be humble in spirit, and His honor will lift me up.

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