Before destruction the heart of man is haughty,
But humility goes before honor.
One of my favorite country songs that Mac Davis, Willie Nelson, and Kenny Rogers sang.
“Oh Lord, it is hard to be humble when you are perfect in every way; I can’t wait to look in the mirror cause I get better looking every day; to know me is to love me, I must be one heck of a man, oh Lord it is hard to be humble, but I am doing the best that I can”
I only sing that song when I am fishing, but never around my wife or my grandkids!
Probably the most difficult of all people to enjoy being around are those who are arrogant, haughty, and obnoxiously prideful. They grate on our nerves, and when they are talking we would like in the worst way to tell them to shut up.
Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
Pride is a subtle thing in us, It sneaks in and influences our behavior, thinking, and speech, and we don’t even realize it. God hates pride in us, and we will lose many blessings from Him because of it.
Pride damages our relationship with people, it damages our relationship with God, and we will be an increasingly lonely person if we don’t conquer this subtle sin in our life.
The key is to set a goal to say thank you to God at least three times every day. In those times say, “Lord, everything I have accomplished is because of You, apart from You I can do nothing.” And along with that goal set one to say thank you to people, how about five different people every day. There is something powerful in giving other people credit, affirmation, praise and appreciation.