STOP AND THINK – Pride is the worst viper in the heart. There is no one sin that does so much to let the devil into the hearts of the saints and expose them to his delusions. (Jonathan Edwards, important philosophical theologian of the 18th century)

Edwards continues, “Nothing is so hateful to God, contrary to the spirit of the Gospel, or of so dangerous consequence.” The Bible says that “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). As someone has pointed out “I” is the middle letter of pride. Don’t fall prey to the devil’s lie. Ask God to help you think of others first.

In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but . . . to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:3-4)