A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. (Proverb 29:23)
As this proverb is being read, most readers will give an Amen even before they have finished reading all its context. This may result in keywords being overlooked. One's 20/20 spiritual vision could become blindness, resulting in the heavy suitcase of pride being added to the already overwhelming weights of this life.
A carefully look at the beauty of this gem; brings us to the undisputed fact that everyone has pride!Humility is not a state of mind, but a practice in the spirit, one's character. The apostle Paul advises this, what can man boast of that God has not given him? Or what can you or I give to God that he hasn't given to us first? When we not only realize this, but also live its reality day by day; then pride can never find its residence here. Only the humble in spirit can occupy this neighborhood; whose streets are paved and upheld with God's honour and love.
Dr. Thomas Snyder