I realize how kind God has been to me, and so I tell each of you not to think you are better than you really are. Use good sense and measure yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you. – Romans 12:3 (CEV)
Nothing stunts your growth like pride. Think of all the celebrities, sports stars and politicians who have let pride get the better of them. It doesn’t take long to recall a news story of some famous person caught in a scandal, whose pride lead them to destruction.
Often, in pride people think of themselves above the rules—dismissing them, ignoring them or side-stepping them. Then when they get caught they cry out, “unfair!”
Rules have reasons. Look at it this way: a good parent keeps their child from touching a hot stove, or from running out into traffic, makes sure they wear their seat belt and brushes their teeth every night. A good parent creates rules and guidelines to keep their child safe. The child may not like it and may insist on doing things their own way, but in the end a parent must insist on the rule because to do otherwise it would lead to ruin.…Leave Your Pride At the Door
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