The Utmost Evil
Pride is an abomination to God. Humility is essential to living in alignment with God. These two statements are as biblically supported as any two statements about christian living we could ever propose. As we looked at the life of David we see him beautifully combating the trap of pride by being fixated on the greatness of God. This right theology produced right thinking which, in turn, produced right living.
I wanted to share with you this week a little on the dangers of pride but CS Lewis does such a great job I will simply leave it to him:
In Christianity the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind....The more pride one has, the more one dislikes pride in others. If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, "How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronize me, or show off?" Each person's pride is in competition with everyone else's pride.
Mere Christianity by CS Lewis