“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
Do you know why many are in financial ruin? Because of pride. They bought things they didn’t need with money they didn’t have to impress people they didn’t like. We get ourselves in trouble because our neighbors keep buying things we cannot afford. We are trying to keep up. The bottom line is that we want more than somebody else.
Pride also produces emotional ruin. It makes you a slave to the opinions of others. You have to have the right emblem on your car, label on your jeans, or tag on your luggage. Making sure you fit in is a form of slavery that will never be satisfied. It will ruin you emotionally.
Pride produces national ruin. Our nation will come to naught unless we repent. It is the repentance of humiliation that God…
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