Pride

Be Humble And The Lord Will Lift You Up
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:10

I was in my son’s house and I saw a plaque in the dining room with this verse. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:10) It reminded me of something that happened to me at work several years ago. Some of my co-workers had given me a plaque just like that one, and I put it on my cabinet over my desk. My boss came out one day and gave me credit in front of my co-workers for doing a good job on something. I didn’t say anything to lift myself up, but I could feel the pride swelling up inside. After I turned back around at my desk and took something I needed from the upper shelf, the plaque fell from over the shelf and hit me in the head before it landed on the floor. It was a heavy molded plaque and the fall broke off two or three inches on the corner. It actually hurt when it hit my head, but I was ok. I kept the broken plaque over my desk as a reminder not to let pride rule my heart. “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
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