STOP AND THINK – Pride can’t grow in a garden of gratitude. (Bruce Barlow, pastor)
A lot has been written and said about pride, and how most people react unpleasantly to arrogance. If we fail to learn to be humble, we may learn the hard way, through humiliation, what a proper self-image should be like. How can we avoid the pride that can alienate us from society? Barlow offers a great suggestion. Thankfulness is a good antidote to pride.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment (Romans 12:3).