Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
In almost every instance in the Bible, as well as in life, pride is associated with failure, not success. We hear a great deal about the inferiority complex, but the superiority complex of pride is seldom spoken of. It was pride that caused the fall of Lucifer, and he became Satan, the devil. It was pride that led King Saul down to a shameful and untimely death. It was pride that caused Peter to deny his Lord.
The greatest act of humility in the history of the universe was when Jesus Christ stooped to die on the cross of Calvary. And before anyone can get to heaven, they must put pride aside and kneel at the foot of the cross and acknowledge that they are a sinner, that they have broken the Ten Commandments of God, and that they need the grace of God in Christ. No one can come proudly to the Saviour.
Heavenly Father, Help me to walk in humility, to think of others, and to be eager to serve you, and show Your lovingkindness. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.