Pride is the worst viper in the heart. It is the first sin that ever entered into the universe. (Jonathan Edwards, 18th century American revivalist)

What is it that makes us think we have better judgment than someone else? Is it because we’re more informed or better educated? Has our experience prepared us to make better choices than others? Does the title before our name (“Professor,” “Doctor,” “Judge”) give us a sense of mental superiority? It would be better if we honor others and hear them out before we speak.

You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak (James 1:19).

Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor (Proverbs 29:23).