Pride is the first sin, the foundational rock of every wrong choice we will make today. Pride topples nations and leaders. Pride is my downfall and yours. Pride exalts what we do not need while at the same time attempting to cover over what we do. Pride says, “I don’t need God’s help. I don’t need your help. I must do this myself.”
So, before you begin building your week, whether for a heavenly kingdom or for a diabolical empire, walk your foundation with the Chief Inspector. Subject every stone to his watchful eye. Many a mighty wall will fall because it was built on pride.
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation…Let each one take care how he builds upon it. I Corinthians 3:10