"Live in harmony with one another, Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited." NIV
"Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise In your own conceits." KJV
Because of pride, many groups and cliques exist that exclude people who are unlike them. This is not just in the world, but unfortunately, it is in the church as well. Every human being is born into this piece of eternity called time. We all live our lives with what we have been given. All of us are getting through this life the best way we can. How can we think we are better than anyone else? If it were not for the grace of God, we could be that homeless man on the sidewalk or that starving child in a poverty stricken country. Christ unifies us totally. If we are walking in the Spirit, we are living in harmony with all people who seek the True and Living God. And we show love to those who need Christ.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for our pride, our egos that we harbor even without thinking. Search our hearts and help us to get rid of pride. Help us to live in harmony with others and be living testimonies of Your love and grace. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.