- I won that argument.
- I will get the last word in.
- I’m not texting them first.
- I will put up a brick wall before I will let them think I’m weak.
- I always apologize first, I’m not doing it this time.
But he gives us more grace. This is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6
When there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who takes advice. Proverbs 13:11
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
We don’t know how to argue or communicate effectively. We don’t know how to apologize. We don’t know how to let things go and move forward. We show more pride in relationships than we do forgiveness. We don’t want to apologize first, because it will make it look like the weakness link. Why? Pride, which leads to complete destruction.
Have you ever tried to fix an argument with pride in the mix? You might as well try to fix it with a brick wall, because it will be just as ineffective. What do we value more, our pride or our relationship? Is it more important to keep your dominant rank or to fix the problem? God tell us to be humble. Seriously God? You want me to apologize first, again? Yes. The Bible doesn’t give exemptions to when you can be prideful or not.
Also, there will be times that you humble yourself and gotten rid of your pride but the other person hasn’t. It doesn’t matter, do it anyway, because by doing so you’re obeying the Word of God. The Bible tells us, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted (Luke 14:11).” Don’t let pride rob you. Don’t let pride win. Don’t make God have to humble you, humble yourself.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10