"Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." NIV
"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." KJV
There are times when we feel pretty good about the way we are doing spiritually. And at times, we may be. However, it is when we think we are spiritually strong that we must be particularly on guard and prepared for the enemy to attack in subtle and deceiving ways. If we remember that we can fall from any level, we will be more apt to humbly trust in the Lord rather than our own spiritual strength.
Heavenly Father, forgive us when we get caught up in pride about our abilities and spiritual feats. It is then we need you more than ever to keep us on the narrow path. Keep us aware that pride will always precede a fall. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC