Beyond the Weekend

August 20 | Humility or Pride

August 20, 2014

Text: Proverbs 16.18 

We all have skills and abilities that help us excel at one thing or another: sports, art, music, business, teaching, or a trade. But if we’re not careful, we can begin to think we’re so good we don’t need correction.

A prideful attitude in the face of correction is dangerous because it can hurt others. In the ancient world, humility was essential to the common good. Agrarian families could literally starve if children couldn’t accept correction. That’s why Proverbs 16.18 says: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Today, after you read Proverbs 20, reflect on how well you receive correction. Ask God to help you become more humble when you receive correction, not just for your good but also for the good of others.

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