Proverbs 11:2 Daily Devotion - May 17 2023

The Danger of Pride and the Blessing of Humility

Today’s Daily Devotion

May 17, 2023

By Khai Samante

Pride is a dangerous attitude that can ruin our lives. It makes us think we are better than others and that we don’t need God. It makes us arrogant, selfish, and stubborn. Pride blinds us to our own faults and makes us resist God’s correction.

Disgrace is the inevitable consequence of pride. It means shame, dishonor, and loss of respect. Disgrace comes from God who opposes the proud and humbles them (James 4:6). It also comes from others who see through our pride and expose our folly.

Humility is the opposite of pride. It makes us realize our dependence on God and our need for His grace. Humility makes us humble, gentle, and teachable. It opens our eyes to our own weaknesses and makes us seek God’s guidance.

Solomon, the king most famous for his wisdom, wrote that wisdom is the blessing of humility. Wisdom means understanding, insight, and righteous judgment. It comes from God who gives it generously to those who ask Him (James 1:5).

The contrast between pride and humility is clear in our scripture today. Pride leads to disgrace, but humility leads to wisdom. Pride alienates us from God and others, but humility draws us closer to them. Finally, pride destroys us, but humility builds us up.

Let us pray that God would help us to avoid pride and cultivate humility in our hearts. Let us ask Him to give us wisdom to live according to His will and His word.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

Lord, help me to be humble and wise as we follow Him each day.

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