“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18). NKJV
What is the most dangerous situation in all the world? I can think of lots: a gun in the hand of a wicked person, poison left where a child can reach it, a distracted driver, and an unchaperoned party of teenagers. All these are dangerous, but I am thinking of something even more dangerous. Give up? Here’s the answer. Success. I really believe that one of the most dangerous things in all the world is s-u-c-c-e-s-s. Success. I have witnessed that successfulness is a very dangerous thing. Pride and a haughty spirit can easily overtake a person, and when that happens, be sure that the ways of destruction will result in a great fall.
For today: Are you successful in life? Good for you! Give the LORD all the credit. Seek to glorify Him in everything. Be on guard against pride and a haughty spirit.