Devotions for Dads! – Proverbs 11:2

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2

Humility is the foundation upon which wisdom is built.

Pride rises because disgrace and/or shame are feared. The fear of shame prompts us to promote ourselves, to “look out for #1,” and to use our own wellbeing as the motivation to do tasks and create habits that will bring us honor. But… God opposes the proud, for pride is acting out of fear. The inverse of ‘the disgrace of pride’ is ‘the favor/grace/wisdom of humility.’ Humility is an attitude that must be self-chosen. By humbling oneself, those observing will see the better option of humility as well as its importance.

Praise You, Father God, for the blessings of yesterday! Show me more of who You are, and let me revel in Your glorious grace & goodness, leading my family, in humility, to do the same. Bless the work of my hands today. Keep my mind focused on You and my eyes trained on Your glory! In Jesus’ Name, I pray, amen.

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