An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pattern of Pride

(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.

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