(Proverbs 13:10 KJV) Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
The “presumption” (2087) of the NASB is better than the “pride” of the KJV in this spot. Pride is a word that can have a positive force. It can be a synonym for dignity or a healthy sense of self worth. This word is negative. It is pushy. It is not content with being quiet and smug but insists on applying itself moment by moment.
This is the opposite of humility. It is aggressive. If you follow the verse you see that those in touch with wisdom are willing to listen and accept advice.
So? Did you listen yesterday? Are you going to listen today? What is your pattern? You should be able to see one.
Friday, October 13, 2017
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