Verse of the Day
Proverbs 22:4By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.
Pride damages relationships, particularly our relationship with God our Father. James 4:6 says "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble". Have you ever paused to consider why He resists the proud but favors the humble?
Have you ever tried to offer help, constructive criticism, or advice to someone that was full of pride? It is likely you saw the wall go up and your input dismissed. Or you may have seen anger and resentment spring up out of nowhere. Pride blocks personal growth - both spirtual and relational.
We can develop a posture of humility by meditating on how little we know compared to what God knows, how weak we are versus how powerful God is, and by understanding that we are the created and He is the Creator. It is only when we begin to understand who we are in light of who He is that we begin to develop a reachable and teachable spirit. Humility and a healthy fear of the Lord open the door to God's blessings- blessings of spiritual riches, such as wisdom, knowledge, peace, strength, love as well as honor and the eternal life He offers.