Stubborn Pride

Wisdom Hunters – August 20, 2011

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 20, 2011

“‘I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.’”    Leviticus 26:19

Stubborn pride creates hardened hearts. It is shortsighted and insecure in its aggressive attempts to control. Stubborn pride acts as if it has everything together and doesn’t need the help of anyone, even God. Its stiff attitude is frustrating when attempting to work out conflicting issues.

The demands of stubborn pride are unreasonable, and its perspective is skewed toward itself. Stubborn pride resists change and misses out on improvement for the sake of the project, the team, or its family. Everyone has to be careful of stubborn pride sneaking into his or her beliefs and behaviors.

Stubborn pride rejects relational engagement that requires confession and forgiveness. There is an aversion to authenticity because this means admission of mistakes and failures. Stubborn pride will dig itself into a deeper hole of distant living before it takes a risk of being found out.

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