Scripture:

[2] Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips.

Observation:

The bible speaks a lot about humility and pride. With the exception of boasting in our Lord Jesus Christ (see Gal 6:14), God hates pride.

Application:

Pride is sinful when we focus on self and accomplishments, not the fact that God created us all and gave us all different sets of gifts and purposes.

How do you like being around someone who lacks humility and is very prideful? Not so much, right?

Even as Christians, these people are the center of their own universe, taking credit for God’s gifts and their accomplishments. Not so much right? Well, we all need to look inwardly for that as well. Is that person me? I think the bible speaks so much about humility and pride because pride is probably the easiest sin to commit and the hardest sin to see in ourselves.

Someone once said that that Faith kills pride because Faith has us look away from ourselves and to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Prayer:

Lord I love you. Thank you for the gifts you have blessed me with and whatever accomplishments have come from applying my God given gifts. Lord give me a sign when I get full of myself and think for a second that I would be anything without you. My peace and joy comes from you and knowing whose I am. In Jusus Christ’s holy name I pray, amen.