I’m not a very confident person. So when I hear about pride I think to myself that I don’t have to worry myself about that. Pride is a sin. Pride is first on the list of the seven deadly sins. Haughtiness, arrogance, conceit, high self-esteem, vanity……you see this every where you look!
To fear the LORD is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance,
evil behavior and perverse speech.
Proverbs 8:13 NIV
I was reading an article in Above Rubies about a woman who never asked for help. I never ask for help. I never even thought that not asking for help was prideful. This quote from the article really struck me: “My need to feel capable and strong has unknowingly squashed another one’s need to feel helpful and needed!”
Gosh I never thought of it that way! I almost always turn down help from others!
When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 NAS
I will be more humble and accept help when offered and I will try to ask for help when I need it.