The proud one shall stumble and fall, with none to raise him up, and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it will devour all that is around him.
God wants us to humble ourselves. If there is anything that we should be proud of, that is having Him in our life, not fame, popularity, wealth or success. For everything that we have is from God, without Him we are nothing.
Those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble thyself will be exalted. Recall the story of David and Goliath. At first it was Goliath who was standing proud. Because he was a giant, he thought that no one could defeat him. Until David came, who was filled with the Holy Spirit and possessed strong faith. The later, as we know, made the victory and cut this giant’s head off.
There is nothing good in being boastful. No one wants to be a friend of someone whose lips always speaks words that glorifies himself. Know for a fact that the proud one will one day stumble and fall. If the people around you are not comfortable with you because of being boastful, who would help you in times of need? Others might say, “He deserves it anyway!”
Let us practice the art of humility just like how Christ did when He was here on Earth. He was born in a manger, He washed the feet of the apostles. He was never proud. If our Maker who is a King of Kings humbled himself, why on earth we His creations have the guts to be arrogant?