Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility for:
God resists the proud.
But gives grace to the humble.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you....
The Bible teaches us in many different places that God hates pride. Pride keeps us from having the relationship with God that we could, as it keeps us focused on our "own" abilities and our "own" agenda's. In order to be really close to Him and have that relationship that we desire, we must first TRULY humble ourselves and submit everything to Him....and when we really do that, we will give Him all of our worries, cares, and plans, and He is able to then TRULY care for us....It is a prideful heart that wants to solve everything on our own, and a humble heart that wants to wait on Him....I think that all of this is really hard in today's world where pride is often called something else. Like independence, or self esteem, or self reliance....we are taught to stand proud and mighty and we have taught it to our kids...and we are always told to build up a kids self esteem and make him "proud" of himself etc. etc. But I think we have not only managed to build up a world where pride is valued and praised, but now we have so many people who think they ARE truly something special and above everyone else, and that the world owes them something....I think we would all be much better off if we remember just what it is the Bible has to say about this SIN called pride..
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