Posted on June 15, 2017 10:00 am

Thursday June 15 Overcome Pride Prov 13:10

I encourage you to read all of Proverbs 13 today, but especially read verse 10 which says that if we avoid pride, we will avoid contention. As believers, we want to overcome the flesh, and put it to death every day, which is requires putting pride aside. If we overcome pride, we give ourselves a much better chance at living in unity and harmony, and avoiding contention. We all live in the real world, and we see contentious people everywhere.
There are angry drivers,
angry parents,
angry people all around us.
You see their angry actions,
and you hear their angry words.
It is interesting to see that according to Prov 13:10, if we put aside pride, we will live a life with so much less stress! How wonderful it is to live a life without contention. A life without arguments and quarrels and fights, can be peaceful, calm and serene! We can live this way, if we put pride aside. Verse 10 also says that with the well advised comes wisdom. When we live the spirit filled life, we give ourselves the opportunity to daily glean from the wisdom of the Lord. We don’t often see the big picture, but we know that God does! We can live a life of wisdom and live in the peace of God, on a daily basis. Avoiding contention sounds pretty wonderful to me!