Scripture –

Proverbs 13:10 – By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom

Pride and arrogance will lead to trouble and problems. In one hundred eighty degree contrast, wisdom is gained when one is one is open to receive counsel.

Application –
God favors the humble and opposes the proud. Pride is one of the most often referenced sins mentioned in the Bible so we need to be aware of the trap of being prideful. I can’t think that I have arrived and am without sin just because I posses knowledge. Pride expresses itself in speech that talks down to others versus speaking with them. You are in a dangerous position when you think you are beyond advice and are actually acting foolishly. Acting independently of others in pride is a precursor to a fall. We gain knowledge and wisdom from listening to a brother(s) correction.

Prayer – Father,
Thank you for the truth in your Word. Let the Spirit guide me to humbly seek you and be open to advice from others. May I live and love in a way that points others to glorify you in Jesus name.