What is the power of a humble life? Two verses sum up how God views pride and humility:
Proverbs 16:5 tells us that, “The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this, they will not go unpunished.”
James 4:6 “But He gives us more grace. That is why scripture says that God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Those are powerful words: God detests the proud.
The word opposed in the Greek means “to be at war with.”
C.S. Lewis said that “Pride is a spiritual cancer… It is the complete anti-God state of mind.” This is true because we have such a hard time seeing it in our own lives.
Could that be true of my life and yours? I believe that we should be praying daily, “Lord, show me the pride in my heart. Let me see it.”