Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. (Prov. 16:19)
Someone who is truly unselfish is generous with his or her time and possessions, energy, and money. As that works its way out, it is demonstrated in various ways, such as thoughtfulness and gentleness, an unpretentious spirit, and servant-hearted leadership.
When a husband is unselfish, , he subjugates his own wants and desires to the needs of his wife and family.
When a mother is unselfish, she isn't irked by having to give up her agenda or plans for the sake of her children.
When an athlete is unselfish, it is the team that matters, not winning the top honors personally.
When a Christian is unselfish, others mean more than self. Pride is given no place to operate.
My dear friend, there should be no place for pride in our lives. Pride, when left unchecked, can become a source of cancer in our lives. Pride will not only destroy our own lives. It will also destroy the lives of everyone you associate yourself with. I wrote a post about the subject of pride last year. You can find the article here.
The opposite of pride is humility. As we empty ourselves of pride, let us fill ourselves with humility. Humility is the white-blood cell that fights against the cancer called pride. My friends, we must ask God to help us on a continuous basis to rid of of any pride that can (and will) get in the way of our relationship with God and those around us.
God is indeed gracious to us. His grace will superimpose not only our individual pride, but all of humanity's rebellious pride. With advances in technology and the expansion of knowledge in these last days, pride (not humility) continues to grow. It was pride that resulted in the fall of some of the most powerful civilizations throughout human history. It is the same pride that will one day destroy this country and every country on this planet. Harsh words? Yes. And the reasons for the fall of humanity's pride is justified in God's eyes and in the eyes of God's children.
In spite of what we know about ourselves and humanity at large, God is sovereign and remains Faithful and True to this very moment. Amen?
Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!. . . . :-).