Proverbs of a 36 yr old man
Too much pride will destroy you. It's good to take pride in your work, in your family, and in the talents God has given you. But remember that we are fearfully and wonderfully being made into the image of Christ. And the pride of life is something we must stop pursuing and follow after the humility of Jesus. There is an uncontrollable craving for everything we see, and selfish pride in our achievements and possessions. This comes from the spirit of this world and not from God. If you live with a prideful spirit it is inevitable that you will miss a step and fall. We are sinners living in a chaotic world, in need of grace and mercy after a hard fall. Jesus has modeled humility for us and has given us grace to rise above our failures.
Pride goes before disaster, so get up before destruction follows. If we allow an arrogant attitude to fester within us not only will we have a bloody chin from a hard fall from grace. But we will stumble over a piano going down a flight of stairs setting up a series of unforunate events. Be humble, and watch out for the falling piano.
Study 1 John 2:16