Pride is relentless. It can cause self-deception, and distorts our view of reality. Even though the disciples spent every day hearing and seeing Jesus, pride was a constant foe; and the battle was real. Consider this moment:

“Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, ‘What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?’ But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.’” – Mark 9:33-35 NKJV

Pride can be “sneaky mean” and silently creep in where we least expect it. It’s been said that humility isn’t thinking lowly of ourselves, it’s simply not thinking of ourselves at all. In what area of life does pride challenge you? Victory starts with prayer…

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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